Apple Ceases Selling Nest Products Online and In Stores

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has stopped selling the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Smoke Alarm in its stores and has confirmed to Mashable that it will no longer be carrying Nest products. The Nest thermostat was still available online earlier this month, but a search for the Nest thermostat or smoke alarm now redirects customers to other HomeKit products.


    Apple's decision to stop offering Google's Nest products in its retail stores and online comes just over a month after the first HomeKit-compatible products became available for purchase. In early June, Lutron, iHome, Elgato, Ecobee, and Insteon began offering a range of smart lights, plugs, thermostats, room monitors, and more, all of which work with HomeKit.

    The HomeKit-compatible Ecobee3 smart thermostat is a direct competitor of the Nest, so it's no surprise Apple has opted to stop offering Google's products in order to highlight accessories that are compatible with its own smart home platform.

    This isn't the first time Apple has stopped offering products that directly compete with its own product offerings. Last year, the company stopped selling Fitbit activity tracking devices ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch and also culled several other activity trackers from its store earlier this year.

    Apple's decision to stop selling the Nest thermostat comes as the company is working to revamp accessory lineups in its retail stores, cutting back on the number of accessories offered and packaging many of them in boxes that match its own design aesthetic.

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  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I'm shocked they have sold them as long as they have.
  3. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    Makes sense if they are moving towards HomeKit enabled products and Nest doesn't have plans for that.

    I currently have two Nest Thermostats and plan on swapping them out in the near future for something that does support/use HomeKit.
  4. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I ordered two garage doors and a fireplace from before they took them down/ whew.

    Control from your iPhone!!!

  5. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Has Nest officially said anything regarding HomeKit, IE, either that they're working on supporting it or that they have no interest in supporting it?
  6. nezr macrumors regular


    Feb 19, 2010
    Vancouver, BC
  7. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2014
    I smell a pending fall intro/launch of apple-branded homekit accessories.....
  8. AppleMad98004 macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2011
    Cylde Hill, WA
    My understanding is they are not a supporter of HomeKit in any form whether Nest or Android.
  9. Benjamin Frost Suspended

    Benjamin Frost

    May 9, 2015
    London, England
    Good to see Apple dropping a Google product.

    That said, I don't see HomeKit going anywhere, either. Like the Apple Watch, HomeKit is one strictly for the gadget-obsessed, lovely people though they may be.
  10. Kar98 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2007
  11. deannnnn macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    Is it good? Why do they have to be enemies? I support Apple and Google and if they would play nice we'd have significantly better technology in our pockets.
  12. Dwalls90, Jul 23, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 24, 2015

    Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    "I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

    It's less to do with Apple maybe introducing something, and more the fact that Google bought Nest.
  13. surfingarbo macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2011
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    I contacted them a year ago asking about that. They asked me to fill out a survey on their website requesting it. I think only a few hundred had done the same. There were other more popular requests to Nest on their website at the time, and so I believe they take more of an interest from those people, rather than the few who asked for HomeKit.

    I have the thermostat and smoke alarm, so would love them to integrate HomeKit!
  14. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    About a month ago, I asked their Twitter account this exact question. Their response is simply that their products are not currently part of HomeKit.
  15. henryhbk macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2002
    It kind of makes sense anyway. When I go to get a new smoke alarm or thermostat, my first thought is NOT "hey, I'll drop by the Apple store!" I can't imagine this was worth it to either party, lots of inventory across Apple and probably not a huge mover for Nest.
  16. SteveBlobs macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2013
    I like the nest smoke detectors and am sad that home automation is going to suffer from competing standards. I think everyone should take a que from the car makers and the CarPlay/android auto issue (where car makers are deciding to support both standards) and support both standards.
  17. macs4nw, Jul 23, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2015

    macs4nw macrumors 601


    My very knowledgeable HVAC repair guy literally talked me out of getting the Nest thermostat..... something about all one's WiFi data and WiFi activity being uploaded to Google's servers, and not just that which is relevant to the operation of the thermostat.

    Don't know if it's true, but it got me thinking, and I'm giving myself the benefit of the doubt. :eek:
  18. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    There needs to be a MIDI of home automation.
  19. bigjohn macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2000
    Monrovia, CA
    this kind of thing is the same brand of stupid as when we heard Bill Gates dropped the hammer on anyone bringing Apple goods into his house. really Apple, you can't compete even in your own store. ok buddy.
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yeah, but that happened a while back already.
  21. uid15 Suspended


    Mar 9, 2015
    Because we ALL need an "intelligent" smoke alarm and central heating, don't we? Yeah... no... the phrase "sledgehammer to crack a nut" JUMPS into my mind. The more technology there is, the more there is to go wrong. Seriously, a "connected" smoke alarm? Listen okay, a smoke alarm DETECTS SMOKE - that's ALL it needs to do. If you need it to do more, it's going to become progressively more unlikely that it will be able to RELIABLY (kinda important for a LIFE SAVING device) do the one, SIMPLE thing it needs to do, which is to tell you "HEY! I DETECT SMOKE - TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION" - you're not going to be admiring how "cool" it is for being "intelligent", when your house is on fire.

    I've been a qualified electronic engineer for 24 years, and an idiot for ZERO out of my 40 years. All these "intelligent" and "connected" gadgets just exist to validate the existence of smart phones, by dumb people.
  22. dec. Suspended


    Apr 15, 2012
    Or like the Nest...
  23. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yeah, it's not like it would be an advancement to have an alarm like that that could notify you of trouble if you aren't home at that moment. Or to be able to turn on or off or adjust your heater or cooling while you are away or perhaps in bed and don't want to go to a different floor across the house. No value at all to something like that.

    Remote controls are just gimmicks too that only add more complexity and can clearly be without. Heck electricity is like that too when we can just use candles and not worry about all those complexities of power plants, transmission lines, etc., etc., etc. People lived just fine for thousands of years without any of that.
  24. dav1dd macrumors regular


    Oct 25, 2013
    Must be a b*tch when you get dropped from a high traffic store like this... major blow to business.
  25. LordVic macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2011
    I too have switched to candle power and am currently reading this via scroll delivered by Carrior Pidgeon OS :D

    this evidence refutes itself :p

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