One of the extra attention-grabbing bulletins to come back out of this 12 months’s CES wasn’t a brand new product in any respect, it was an upcoming replace to an outdated one. Budget device maker TP-Link introduced that it could be updating its fashionable Wi-Fi Plug Mini with HomeKit help so it may very well be managed by Siri.
However, after the “early 2019” deadline got here and went, TP-Link has now introduced that it gained’t truly be supporting HomeKit in spite of everything. In a help doc uncovered by an eagle-eyed Reddit person, TP has damaged the information to anybody who was ready for the replace to reach:
Due to adjustments in our roadmap, the Kasa Smart Plug Mini (HS105) smart plug won’t supply help for Apple HomeKit. Despite the change in route for this particular SKU, our crew is dedicated to the growth of modern smart home options that can proceed to thrill our clients round the globe.
While that rationalization doesn’t shut the door on future HomeKit merchandise, it doesn’t precisely roll out the welcome mat for Siri both. And because it stands, there are not any present or future TP-Link smart home merchandise with HomeKit help, so it stays to be seen whether or not the firm has deserted all plans to help Siri.
While there are a loads of merchandise with Siri and HomeKit in-built, they’re principally relegated to increased priced merchandise and pale compared to the array of choices for Alexa and Google Assistant. It appears as if TP-Link could be the first domino to fall, it appears as if the uphill climb for mainstream help will proceed a little bit longer.