Apple and FOX News are going to fight over the smart home in 2018, as both companies fight for a slice of the $3 billion market in which Foxconn and Foxconn Technology Group own 85 percent of the manufacturing.
The two companies have fought over their respective share of the market, with Apple seeking to dominate while Foxconn seeks to be in control of the device.
However, the two companies will have to work together on the issues surrounding the new smart home products that are likely to be launched in the coming months.
In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said the two firms are “both deeply committed to innovation, and our products will bring our customers great experiences.”
Foxconn has previously been vocal in its criticism of Apple’s approach to the smart-home market.
In July, Foxconn said Apple’s products, which include the HomeKit platform, are a “disaster for the industry,” and the company said its product line was “disastrous for the consumer.”
In January, Foxfied said Apple and Apple’s HomeKit products “will lead to a complete failure for the entire ecosystem of connected devices.”
In its own statement to Apple, Foxllc said that the two will work together “to find the solutions that work best for our consumers and our business.”
“Apple has created an extraordinary ecosystem of products, but its products and its business model are simply not compatible with the innovative, open, and open-source HomeKit technology,” Foxllcc said.
“If Apple’s plans for HomeKit fail, the ecosystem is doomed.”
Apple, which has a deep history of building products that have been wildly successful in the consumer market, has made a point to focus on the smart homes, saying that it has “taken a number of steps to support the development of HomeKit-enabled products.”
In 2018, Fox is expected to launch a series of products that will be designed to provide smart home functionality.
The devices will likely have multiple modes, including HomeKit, HomeKit with Siri, and more.
Apple, meanwhile, has said it will introduce a series that will “support the smart and home-connected home” starting in 2018.
The company also has plans to bring Siri support to the Apple Watch, a smartwatch that has become a popular accessory for many consumers.
Foxconn’s position in the smart device market is not clear, but both companies have said that they are working together to address their concerns.
The two companies also have agreed to a $3.2 billion licensing deal with Google to build a network of smart home sensors and devices.