I saw the email, but there has been no official press release from either company, no news coverage, not even any blog posts on either site.
If this is true, I think it’s bad news for wink users. There’s just no way that a company like I.am+ Has the resources to support a smart home platform. And I think it would have to mean that there was no interest from anybody else, another bad sign.
It seems really weird coming so soon after the official announcements that the wink hub two is now included in Amazon home services installation program.
So I see two possibilities:
It was a joke email created by a Wink staffer to test something and accidentally got released into the wild
it’s for real, but got accidentally released early before the official press releases and blog posts went out. In which case, again, I don’t think it’s good news for Wink users. But we’ll see.
edited to update: looks like this is being confirmed on their official Twitter feed, but still nothing on the two companies’ sites and no press release. So I’m going for 2) at this point.
The only way this could be good news would be if I.am+'s Apple connection ties in with Wink’s stated comments in the last few weeks that they intend to be “first in line” for HomeKit compatibility for a multiprotocol hub. If they’re intending to be the HomeKit/Zwave option, then it’s a much more interesting deal. But that’s all pure speculation.