It’s looking as though the new Apple TV will function more as a central automation hub for all Apple devices rather than operating as a standalone device. New patents filed by Apple make reference to “home automation hubs”, which seems to all but confirm the fact that Apple TV will make use of automation features. If the Apple TV does become an automation hub then it’s likely the device will be capable of operating everything from opening the garage door to closing the blinds. It could even adapt to the schedule of its users. It’s still too early to tell exactly how Apple will implement these services, but expect to hear some updates in the coming months!
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