The first Beta of iOS 16.2 brings a Important Home app updatewhich Apple already announced at the last WWDC and that will improve the performance of HomeKit.
iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1, which have just released the first Beta, bring an internal update to the Casa application, with a new architecture, which will cause an improvement in the performance of our entire HomeKit networkand which is added to the recent iOS 16.1 update that adds compatibility with Matter, the new universal protocol for home automation.
For this update to take effect, it is necessary that all devices that have access to our HomeKit network are updated to version iOS 16.2 (and equivalents), including HomePods. Apple ensures that with this new Home application, which aesthetically does not undergo any apparent changes, the performance and response speed of the devices will be improved, especially in those houses where there are a significant number of accessories added to the HomeKit network.
Apple continues on its marked path to improve HomeKit. After a few years in which it seemed that it was reluctant to add changes to its home automation network, with iOS 16 the bet is clear. First a new Home appwith a much more modern design that allows you to access more devices from a single screen. Then came compatibility with Matter, something that will take time to take advantage of because the accessories compatible with this protocol have to arrive. and now this internal remodeling of the Casa application to improve your performance. And let’s not forget the rumors about a new hybrid device between iPad and speaker that would serve as the control center for all home automation, not only through voice instructions but also thanks to a large touch screen that would offer us all the information about Our home.