Is it a marketing move by the company to push HomePod and Apple TV sales?
Apple has confirmed that the iPad will no longer be able to be used as a home hub after the launch of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura and HomePod 16.
As discovered in the iOS 16 code, Apple claims that the iPad will no longer be supported as a home hub. This information will be displayed in the Home app after updating to iOS 16.
A home hub is required to take advantage of features such as receiving notifications about accessories and allowing other people to control the smart home.
With Apple eliminating support for the iPad as a home hub, users will need to purchase a HomePod, HomePod mini or Apple TV to take advantage of hub-enabled features, such as remote access to accessories with Siri and the use. of location-based automation capabilities.
Apple’s iOS 16 webpage suggests that the iPad can no longer be used as a home hub, but it hasn’t been confirmed until now because in the first beta of iPadOS 16 it was still possible to use an iPad as a home hub. “Only Apple TV and HomePod are supported as home hubs,” the website now reads.
The wording in the code found in the second beta of iOS 16 suggests that Apple is removing the home hub functionality from the iPad. The company didn’t explain why the tablet will no longer function as a home hub.
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