It's Apple Watch Keynote Day! (What else might Apple talk about?)

I get it - a lot of people have been VERY excited about the Apple Watch for a VERY long time.

I'm a bit ambivalent - I'm pretty unlikely to buy one at the outset... I wish it had mechanical hands so I could tell time without turning it on.

What else might we hear about today?

I'd really, really like to see some kind of re-thinking for the AppleTV.

It's been a few years since the interface was re-worked, and since then, the ONLY change has been to add more content. It does what it's supposed to (most of the time)

But I wish it did more, and I wish it streamed video more smoothly. (It's possible that I have one one of the AppleTV units which had wi-fi issues.. but really, until the video judder problem is solved, I have almost no reason to use the AppleTV at present.)

I'm not expecting anything on the AppleTV front today.

I'd also love to see some major news about HomeKit.

I'm starting to give up hope on this front - HomeKit was announced a LONG time ago, and it's still more or less a back-of-napkin set of proposed standards.

There's no central app for my home automation, no alliance with Nest, and no sense of forward momentum that I can see.

This is starting to feel like a missed opportunity - but that just means that Apple has an ideal opportunity to exceed our expectations.

Maybe the Apple Watch could have a HomeKit angle - it could be that "central controller" for the HomeKit connected home, setting off tasks by proximity, and others by touch control.

I'd still prefer the announcement of some kind of "iRemote", though, which would act as a central controller. I don't want to have to use my smartphone for everything - real-world remotes and switches are quicker, and should be a part of HomeKit.

I'm about to pull the trigger on a whole-home lighting control solution, and I don't feel like I'm going to be missing much by moving before I know what will and won't work with HomeKit.  


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