Craig Federighi says Apple has no plans to enable the Mac to become a “home hub” for automation

Apple News Instagram account ‘Spectrum Report’ reached out to Vice President of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, at Apple. Asking if Apple plans to make the Mac a ‘Home Hub’ as the Home app is coming to the mac in macOS Mojave, which will release to everyone this fall. He’s say’s that Apple does not have any plans to make the Mac a “home hub’ for automation. Which he says the Apple TV is the preferred device for that purpose.

Hi Jackson,

At WWDC earlier this month we announced that in the next release of macOS (Mojave), we are bringing the Home app to the Mac. With the Home app you will be able to control your accessories, monitor cameras, and receive notifications. We are not, however, making the Mac a “home hub” for automation. (The AppleTV is the preferred device for that purpose).

-Craig Federighi

A few weeks ago, we reached out to Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, with speculation that Apple might be enabling the Mac to become a Home Hub. Today, Craig responded saying they have no plans on enabling that functionality, leaving that to Apple TV, HomePod, and iPad. Having a Home Hub allows users to control and access their smart home

– Spectrum Report (Instagram)