Apple won't sell Google's Nest

24 July 2015

nest Google and Apple don't like each other. They both want to rule the world, but sadly, this Earth isn't big enough for the both of them. And they're probably going to squabble about that new Earth that NASA have found, too.

Anyway, onto smaller things and it looks like Apple have pulled the plug on Google's Nest Learning Thermostat from its physical and online stores.

The people at Nest have said that they consider Apple to be a valuable partner for their company, and they intend to sell their wares through Apple's channels, even though Apple have taken all the product pages down.

This isn't the first time Apple have walked away from the Nest - they removed both physical and online listings of the device from their stores earlier in July. However, this time, it looks like they're doing it for good.

Even though Apple were one of the early adopters of Nest and were willing to promote it, they're now trying to do their own thing, obviously. They created their own smarthome stuff, with the arrival of HomeKit. Of course, within that range, there's ecobee3, which is the smart thermostat which is compatible with HomeKit.

Of course, Google showed off Brillo, which is their own version of the HomeKit platform.

Former Apple executives Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers are the co-founders of Nest, with Fadell being dubbed 'the godfather of the iPod', but it seems that tech companies just can't play nicely together, despite what their penchant for twee adverts and ukulele music might suggest.

TOPICS:   Technology

What do you think?

Connect with Facebook, Twitter, or just enter your email to sign in and comment.

Your comment