Ikea Delay Implementation of HomeKit Update for New Smart Outlet

Ikea’s TRÅDFRI Team announced via their official Trådfri SubReddit today that they have had to delay the upcoming update which would have allowed for HomeKit integration of their recently released Trådfri Smart plug, or as they refer to it, the ‘Trådfri Control Outlet’. The full statement and explanation is below;

Dear TRÅDFRI friends,

I regret to inform you that the update that was supposed to enable the TRÅDFRI Control Outlet to be controlled through Apple HomeKit has been postponed. We have discovered an error in the update that potentially could have had a negative impact on the user experience. We have therefore decided to postpone this update until we can ensure that it is of highest quality possible. It is our highest priority to get this right and release the update as soon as possible.

Going forward we want to create the most stable and reliable Home Smart system on the market. This is why we have decided to raise our demands on updates even further. We want to cater to all types of smart homes, big, small, technical advanced, and to those who are new to the world of Home Smart technology. This creates a lot of demands on the TRÅDFRI system, and we are ready to make sure we meet these demands.

Again: We sincerely apologize for the delay and hope that you understand our reasoning behind it. Your customer experience was the top priority in making this decision.

If you have any questions, please reply in this thread and I’ll try to answer them to the best of my ability.

Best regards, Oscar IKEA TRÅDFRI Team

This comes just a few days before Ikea were allegedly due to issue the update, and whilst the UK has only recently seen these units become available, stores across the EU have had them for a month now, which means there are many owners of these plugs still unable to integrate them into their HomeKit setups.

We’re unsure as to when the update will eventually be available, as the statement hasn’t mentioned any kind of timeframe, but will update people as soon as we hear more.

The Editor

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