For the past three years, Apple has been offering the Nest thermostat on its retail stores and website. But now Apple removes Nest Smart Thermostat from its retail stores and website. Since Nest started launching products, Apple has supported it and many people speculated that Apple would acquire the company. But at last, it was Google that acquired Nest for $3.2 billion. Former Apple engineers Matt Rogers and Tony Fadell co-founded Nest.
Why is Apple pulling Nest Smart Thermostat from its retail stores?
Apple was one of the first retailers that offered Nest products when its thermostat was first launched in 2011. But Apple removes Nest Smart Thermostat from its retail stores to replace it with the HomeKit compatible Ecobee 3, which is a direct competitor of the Nest and will cost around $250. Apple removes Nest Smart Thermostat from its retail stores, it does not come as a surprise, as the tech giant is preparing to unleash its first smart home product, which will be compatible with the HomeKit platform.
Google recently announced a competing platform called Brillo, and it is not sure that Nest will be compatible to HomeKit anytime soon. However, the chances are high that it will serve as the centerpiece to Google’s smart home system. So, this may be one of the reasons that Apple removed Nest Smart Thermostat.
Apple removes Nest Smart Thermostat from its retail stores, but this is not for the first time that Apple has pulled products of other companies from its stores. Earlier, the company stopped selling Jawbone trackers and Fitbit when they launched Apple Watch and Apple Health. However, last month Jawbone trackers returned to Apple stores.