Apple pulls Nest Thermostat from high-street stores

Ashleigh Allsopp
21 June, 2012
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Former Apple iPod and iPhone hardware development chief Tony Fadell’s Nest Thermostat has been mysteriously removed from Apple’s Retail Stores, it has been reported.

Infinite Loop reports that the Nest thermostat, unavailable in Australia, will still be available to US customers through Apple’s Online Store, but Apple Store staff have been informed that the device is being pulled from US high-street stores.

The Nest generated lots of media coverage when it first launched in Apple Stores because it strays away from the company’s usual product range. Perhaps Apple has decided it’s not such a big fan of the device after all.

The touch-controlled thermostat can learn your preferred temperatures and daily schedule, adjust the temperature automatically when no one is home, help you learn how to save on energy costs and can be controlled remotely via the web or your iPhone.

 

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  1. Was Hoping To Get One; Now ‘Turned Off’ Of The Idea says:

    Was Hoping To Get One; Now ‘Turned Off’ Of The Idea

    From : http://www.amazon.com/review/R291GE6J77VRPI/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_alt_1

    71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
    The Nest: A Fatal Flaw, August 5, 2012
    By S Greene
    This review is from: Nest Learning Thermostat T100577 (Tools & Home Improvement)
    The Nest thermostat is a remarkable design, with incredible features, and really reinvents an often overlooked part of everyday life. In so many ways, it is a great device.

    But – it has a fatal flaw.

    A flaw that makes it unsuitable, and in fact dangerous, for any part of the world where temperatures can drop below freezing.

    Nest Technical Support agrees this flaw exists. And they are working on it. But they don’t know when there will be a solution.

    THE PROBLEM: After a power failure, even a brief power failure, the Nest often requires human intervention to restart and turn the heat back on. Not every time, but quite often.

    Read more at http://macdailynews.com/2012/06/19/retail-mystery-apple-pulls-nest-thermostat-from-brick-and-mortar-stores/#olAbVWdXGSw5Rib9.99

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