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Apple is set to make a comeback with its updated HomeKit architecture in its upcoming iOS 16.4 update, according to a report by MacRumors.
The company initially released the updated Home architecture with the iOS 16.2 update but pulled it a week later due to widespread issues. The move was described as temporary by Apple at the time, and the company promised that the upgrade option would return soon.
Code references discovered by Nicolás Álvarez now indicate that the architecture will return with the release of iOS 16.4. This could begin with the first beta, which could arrive as soon as this week. The update will improve the reliability and efficiency of communication between smart home accessories and Apple devices, according to the company.
Apple has been working on this update since the announcement of iOS 16 at WWDC in June 2022. The previous release of the Home architecture caused some HomeKit devices to disappear from HomeKit setups or become stuck with a “configuring/updating” status.
Additionally, it resulted in failing invitations to share the Home with others and broke HomeKit Secure video recording for some users.