Amazon had its biggest smart home sales day yesterday in history, selling over a million smart home devices, the company said. On pretty much the same day Apple deleted the entire smart doorbell category from its list of HomeKit-compatible devices.
Insult to injury?
Ring, the smart video doorbell that Amazon bought for $1 billion in February, had its best sales day ever on July 16th and sold out. Yesterday, of course, was Amazon’s Prime Day, a sales event for Amazon Prime customers.
Amazon is in a privileged position in the smart home industry.