Apple removes Nest Labs thermostats from U.S. stores
SAN FRANCISCO – Apple Inc said it had removed Nest Labs’ Internet-connected thermostats from its U.S. online and retail stores, a year after the home automation maker was bought by Google Inc for $3.3 billion.
However, checks by Reuters showed that the product was still available in Apple’s online stores in some countries, including the UK, France and Ireland.
Nest spokeswoman Ivy Choi did not comment on the removal of the company’s thermostats from Apple’s U.S. stores, but called the iPhone maker a “valued partner”.
“Our new products will be available through Apple in the coming weeks,” she said. – Reuters