Nest founder Matt Rogers claims that his company will continue to release new hardware parts to its iOS-compatible learning thermostat, but doesn't expect customers to purchase new models every year because it is meant to last and is extremely durable. The remark made by Rogers’ was said during the middle of “Fireside Chat” on Saturday at Engadget’s Expand conference. He also stated that the Nest is nothing like any other consumer electronic out there. According to Rogers:
We don't expect people to buy a new Nest every year. It's not like a smartphone. We don't expect our users to do that. These things should stay for five or ten years, so we're relying a lot on software updates, going forward. We're going to have hardware updates, but a lot of our changes are going to come through software.
Apple’s online store sold Nest’s thermostat last year and is available to purchase in the retail stores. It was said by Rogers’ that the reason for the company’s success was due to consumers being able to hold the device in their hands and test it.
We're pretty disruptive in this space. It's now a consumer decision, so the customer gets to check out the device in their hands.
As of right now, the Nest will be releasing further hardware iterations going forward and wants to partner with other power companies and home designers so that the learning thermostat can be promoted into more homes. Have any of you purchased one? If so, share your thoughts and experience below!