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Against the odds, Apple closes gap on Google Nest, Amazon

It says a lot about the progress of the collective smart home market that we have essentially written the same story the past three years – that Apple isn’t pushing HomeKit hard enough and that it is losing ground to its rivals. However, Apple hasn’t lost this race, despite its sluggishness, and with some new features unveiled at WWDC, it might just have turned a corner. See, Apple should be leagues behind Google and Amazon. Google had just bought Nest in the early version of this story, but it has taken until 2019 for Google to actually sort out where Nest sits inside its ecosystem. Similarly, Amazon has stormed out to the front of the pack, after starting as a…

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