John Lewis is set to help Apple push its home automation standard, HomeKit. The high-end department store has opened its first HomeKit showcase at its Westfield London store.
The HomeKit showcase is designed to show off all the different devices that can be connected to Apple’s ecosystem. It allows users to get an idea about what a home run on HomeKit can look like, and how the system can enable the control of lights, locks, and everything in between.
John Lewis decided to put the HomeKit pop-up in its new Westfield London store, which offers 230,000sqft of space. The store is now open and is the ultimate smart home experience for the avid Apple fan. Which there is supposedly a lot of going to John Lewis, with 77% of searches on the department store’s website coming from iOS devices.
This isn’t the first time John Lewis has shown off the devices that live within an ecosystem. Many of its stores now have dedicated ‘Alexa’ sections, although they’re not quite as elaborate as the smart home built for HomeKit. Google has also been showcasing its smart home technology in retailers across the UK.