Now, it seems that promise is coming true in just a few weeks, according to The Wall Street Journal. Third-party devices enabled with HomeKit are slated to come to market in June, an Apple spokesman told the newspaper.
The HomeKit app works off of iOS and a remote control for operating home gadgets such as thermostats, garage doors, lights and cameras.
The comments from the Apple spokesman contrast with a report in Fortune on Thursday that stated HomeKit would be delayed until September.
The Apple spokeswoman told the Journal that "HomeKit has been available for just a few months and we already have dozens of partners who have committed to bringing HomeKit accessories to market and we're looking forward to the first ones coming next month."
HomeKit will compete with Google's Nest, a rival home-automation platform.