Apple's first HomeKit accessories available today in US, coming to UK soon

Range includes sensors, lights and thermostats
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Apple is starting to roll out its HomeKit to customers, with its first selection of HomeKit devices from manufacturers.

HomeKit was first showcased at the Worldwide Developers Conference last year, and the new range includes lights, sensors and thermostats that will work with Siri on an iOS device.

The accesories are available in the US, with some devices set to arrive in July in the UK from the Apple Store, but no UK release dates have been confirmed. PCR has reached out to Apple for further information. 

Some of the new HomeKit products start shipping now, including some sensors from Elgato Eve, which are sold separately.

Eve Room is priced at $79.99 (£52), $49.95 (£32) for Eve Weather, $49.95 (£32) for Eve Energy and $39.95 (£26) for Eve Door and Window.

Other manufacturers include connected thermostat vendor Ecobee3, and The Caséta Smart Bridge, a wireless lighting hub. The hub is available from Apple Stores today and is priced at $229.95 (£150).

Customers will also be able to get their hands on the Insteon Hub, which allows them to control devices from the company, such as LED bulbs, plug-in lamps, cameras and door locks.

The Insteon hub will be available from early July with prices starting at $149.99 (£98).

Lastly, the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug will come with Apple’s HomeKit, with pre-orders beginning from June 15th.

This news comes after Trudy Muller, an Apple spokeswoman previously revealed that the company had dozens of partners lined up for the HomeKit.

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