The company is working on a version of its “learning thermostat,” which adjusts the temperature based on usage patterns, that would sell for under $200, the person said. The current version sells for $249. The cheaper model would include less expensive components and at least one internal prototype lacks the flagship model’s metal edges, the person said.
A home-security alarm system, a digital doorbell and an updated indoor security camera are also in the works, representing potential good news for a company that has struggled to release many new products.
I have a Nest thermostat and several cameras, and have been very happy with them. I wish Nest and Apple could get together and hammer out whatever is keeping HomeKit support from happening, though. Even if that doesn’t happen, it’d be good to see the company put out something new.