After Google gave a preview on matter at its own conference a few weeks ago, Apple is now also commenting on the new smart home standard at the WWDC 2021 developer conference. As the Cupertino-based company officially announced, matter will be part of iOS 15, which will be officially launched in the fall of 2021 and will thus be ready in time for the launch of matter and the products compatible with it.
Apple envisions its own Home app as control center. Apple users are already familiar with this from the control of HomeKit devices. Presumably, matter products will be added later in the same way as it is currently the case with HomeKit. This would mean that today’s common control options, such as Siri, Apple TV and Apple Watch, as well as various third-party apps could be used for matter.