Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide


Unless you’ve had a chance to try some Apple HomeKit products in someone’s home or apartment, it can be hard to understand how it all works. In order to help with that, Apple has unveiled interactive HomeKit experiences in 46 of its retail stores worldwide.

Now, when you go into Apple’s new retail stores, you’ll be able to use the Home app from either an Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad to control devices like the Philips Hue light bulb, the Hunter ceiling fan and many others. If you tap to lower the shades in the living room, for example, you’ll see the shades lower in the house shown on the screen.

This is one of the primary reasons Apple created the Apple Retails Stores – to show off their products and technology. I can’t wait to go to my local store to try this out. It’s not exactly like the “real” HomeKit experience but it looks like a good approximation.