Apple patent puts iPhone at centre of house control

A new patent filed by Apple puts the iPhone at the centre of a user’s household, with the ability to control other types of electronics including sprinklers and garage doors.

The patent application, discovered by the Patently Apple blog, showcases how the iPhone would be able to control other gadgets using NFC capabilities.

The service would see the iPhone be able to “control standalone cameras, projectors, in-home security systems, lawn sprinkler systems, your thermostat, garage door and more”.

The patent also contains information about the Apple TV, and how the iPhone could control cable or satellite television programming.


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