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Apple has joined the Internet of Things after naming an air conditioning unit as the first fruity-certified smart appliance.

The Chinese manufacturer Haier's Tianzun air conditioner has been granted MFi status, which has nothing to do with the defunct British DIY chain.

Rather, it is Apple's certification programme for AirPlay audio accessories and electronic gizmos which interface with the iPhone, iPad or iPad.

This certification should allow fanbois to switch the unit on and off using their fondleslab or other iStuff.

Haier is also expecting to use the MFi capabilities in other hardware, including water heaters, ovens and other "intelligent home accessories".

So, what piece of home equipment would you like to control using your fondleslab? Let us know below. ®

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