SmartApfel – Founded in 2015, as the first German-language website with current information and tips about Apple HomeKit.

We not only provide you with the latest news and reviews, but also show you all devices available in your region and also all those that will be launched in the future.

Do you always want to be at the top of your game or do you prefer to be on the safe side? We inform you about new features in apps and devices and also warn you about updates that you should rather not install at first.

Need inspiration for new automations? Then we have just the right format for you with our 100+ automation ideas.

Are you still deciding if Apple Home is even right for you, or did you recently buy your first device? Beginners will not miss out either. We’ll explain how HomeKit works and also help you set up Homebridge, for example, if you’re the DIY type.

With our app, you’ll always have us with you and be one of the first to hear news from the Apple Home and Matter world. Whether you’re on the train and want to browse through the latest articles and offers, or you want to sit comfortably on the couch and exchange ideas with our community. SmartApfel is your first stop and companion when it comes to Apple Home.


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In summary

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HomeDevices should not be missing from any HomeKit user. HomeDevices is the world’s largest HomeKit database that lists not only devices around the world, but also all their functions. Does a device have a specific sensor? What can be controlled? Which triggers can be used in automations? These are just some of the questions that HomeDevices can answer. Additionally, there are curated collections and news from HomeKit experts around the world. The HomeDevices app is the first place to go whenever it comes to Apple Home and Matter.


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  • Shows what HomeKit and Matter devices can really do, even before you buy them
  • Blog and YouTube news from Apple Home experts around the world
  • Never miss an app update with new proprietary features from your device manufacturer.
  • Carefully curated collections of HomeKit and Matter themes and devices to inspire you


Here you have the possibility to browse through the articles of the SmartApfel Community or to exchange information with other users in the forum about Apple Home, HomeKit and Matter devices, as well as the Homebridge project.


  • Direct exchange and support on HomeKit and Homebridge topics
  • Over 7,400 lively active community members
  • Reports from your perfect HomeKit setup
  • Show your DIY projects
  • Browse and find help for self-help

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Of course, we will keep you informed on Facebook and Twitter when there is something new at SmartApfel. And via our YouTube and Instagram channel, we’ll show you HomeKit devices we can get our hands on, with that very individual touch.

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