Everything to know about Apple HomeOS for Smart Home Devices

Apple HomeOS update

Apple Inc has several products in the line of mobile devices, smart watch known as 'Apple Watch', tablets known as the iPad, and laptops in the line of Macbooks. For each of these categories, Apple has a separate operating system. From tablets a couple of years ago to smartwatches in recent years, the world is moving towards smart home gadgets. Apple has planned to unveil IoT gadgets, and they will be using Apple HomeOS on them. Here we talk about what is Apple HomeOS, how to update it, and every detail about it.

Apple HomeOS

Need of OS for AI Products:

This has just hit the rumors before the scheduled HomeOS debut at the WWDC event, and it comes just a couple of days ahead of the event. It so happened that the Apple job listing mentioned "homeOS" a term never heard before, and then the Internet took over about this rumor after developer Javier Lacort tweeted this -

Even though after these many rumors and years, Apple likes to prefer going with technology that is stable and reliable, Artificial Intelligence products continue to make inroads and Apple takes time before launching a 99% efficient product.

What is Apple HomeOS?

Just like WatchOS, tvOS, HomeOS is a specially designed operating system for Apple's smart home gadgets.

For Google, it's easy because they have Android OS on mobiles, tablets, and smartwatches but for Apple, I don't know how would this be achieved keeping in mind that the Cupertino tech giant has various OS for Apple Watch, Smart TVs, and even for iPads.

HomeOS Details:

Initial Release WWDC 2023
Developer Apple Inc
Marketing Type Smart Home Gadgets
Update Method  OTA
Latest Release  HomeOS 1.0
Upcoming HomeOS version  HomeOS 2.0
Written in  C, C++, assembly language

How to Update Apple HomeOS:

Follow the process mentioned below to get a HomeOS update -

  • HomeOS OTA Update:  Through OTA updates, you can easily update smart home gadgets.
  • Manual update: You can even update Apple Smart Home devices manually too.

What Devices Work with HomeOS?

As of now, it's unclear which devices will work with HomeOS but we can expect the launch of the first smart home gadget from Apple at the upcoming fall event this year. It's believed that this latest Apple OS could be powering home speakers, IoT tools to control your home lights, and security. This could be the OS for Apple products in the niche of -

  • Air Conditioners
  • Air Purifiers
  • Bridges
  • Cameras
  • Doorbells
  • Fans
  • Faucets
  • Garage Doors

Apple HomeOS Version Latest:

As of now, HomeOS 1.0 is the latest version.

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All versions will be available for download just like the IPSW file for Apple iPhones. General users are advised to stay away from such practices as this is for developers and advanced users.

Apple HomeOS Update:

When HomeOS was released at the WWDC event, it ran on the version 1 update.

HomeOS Beta:

There will be several intermediate beta updates for developers and registered testers.


So that was all about the Apple HomeOS update, the latest version, and the how-to update guide.

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This post was published on May 22, 2023 7:13 AM

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