Connected Home need not stay within the confines of four walls.
As far as Apple are concerned, it includes all your material possessions- including your car parked outside.
So it hardly comes as a surprise that after taking over how you watch television, consume music, pay for your morning coffee and run your marathons, Apple has now applied for a patent on technology that will allow you to unlock your 'key-less' car with your phone.
The exact words being used by them are: "a primary portable device [that] can access a vehicle by transmitting an activation message including a vehicle access credential to the vehicle."
Even though they have previously been granted a patent for a 'device' to unlock the car, this time it s to directly unlock it using the phone.
Obviously the patent could come to nothing, like a tousand others, but we cannot help but feel very excited about not having to up-end our handbags everytime looking for said keys!