HomeKit products suitable for Australia are becoming increasingly difficult to secure.
The worldwide chip shortage has caused our suppliers to raise the minimum order quantities from hundreds to thousands of individual pieces for each HomeKit product.
This has resulted in us making an outlay of several hundred thousand dollars and a wait of several months for each product to be produced and delivered.
Simply this situation is not viable.
Another option is to purchase HomeKit products through Australian distribution.
The problem here is that the wholesale price charged for many HomeKit items are more than the advertised retail prices from the major chains.
The upshot is that HomeKit Australia will not be adding any additional Apple HomeKit products in the foreseeable future.
Our fast selling HomeKit smart plugs normally sell in their tens each and every day. These HomeKit smart plugs are one of the affected products and at the moment we can't see these being available until at least late this year.
Plus, the transition to Thread compatibility and Matter integration further adds to the volatility in this market.
In the future we hope this will provide much improved user outcomes and choices but at present, it is one of the contributing factors of the tightening of HomeKit product supply in Australia.
In the meantime, HomeKit Australia will focus on Thunderbolt 4 (and USB4) and MagSafe. We also will continue our significant support of Apple's AirTag products and we now have a good range of home kit from our sister website.
HomeKit Australia is 100% Australian owned and operated, and all stock is held in Australia.