The paywalled report claims that an increasing number of home builders have agreed to partnerships with Amaz to build homes with Alexa-preinstalled compatible accessories, rather than Apple's HomeKit-based products.
Last year, for example, Amaz reportedly entered into a large-scale agreement with Lennar, e of the largest homebuilders in the United States. Lennar first had a partnership with Apple in 2016, but the company "prioritizes Amaz now."
As part of its deal, Lennar has access to Amaz's growing army, the home service team of the company. , to shop around each new owner and make sure their smart home is plugged in. Each new Lennar home is equipped with Echo Dot speakers and Echo Show screens to cnect to Alexa, as well as a suite of cnected doorbells, locks, switches and thermostat.
Some other manufacturers, such as …