We are listening to them. And also the fact that HomeKit does not support HLS at all from what we can tell.
H.264 & H.265 is the encoding, not the communication protocol. For the moment we are using H.264 because of the hardware encoder embedded in the camera. Going H.265 would be very CPU costly as we would have to use a software encoder. There is also an issue with licensing fee, which would raise the cost profile of the camera, including existing ones in customers’ hands.
Actually, HLS can be achieved out of the camera, it is not that different from what we are doing and we have a prototype that is not exactly HLS but very close to the behavior of HLS. This is looked into as part of another initiative.