It’s true that it’s taking longer than usual, but Apple is still updating iOS 16 with all the features it promised at launch. While we still have iOS 16.3 very fresh, rumors point to the fact that we will have HomeKit back with a revamped architecture in iOS 16.4.
HomeKit is an application that is part of the iOS ecosystem and is intended for home automation. With HomeKit, you can control all the smart home devices you have at home. The previous version of HomeKit that we already received premiered a new architecture, but it was eventually withdrawn. Performance problems when connecting devices and its poor performance caused it to be withdrawn.
A new version of HomeKit is in development
Apple has not explained what we will see in the new HomeKit, but it is expected to improve performance and solve the problems previously experienced by users. It would also not be unusual to see some functions dedicated exclusively to the new HomePod just launched by Apple and thus, take advantage of its temperature and humidity sensors.
Even so, we still have no official confirmation from Apple. However, new leaks of the internal code show a new version of HomeKit called ManuelMigrationV2Enabled. The basic version has the name ManualMigrationEnabled, which would “confirm” the new HomeKit. This is something we will be able to check very soon when we get the first developer beta of iOS 16.4.