A new report today cites “industry sources” saying that Apple is working on a health wearable that will be released next October.
The story, from Nikkei Asian Review, says the new watch-like wearable will run on iOS 8, and will be equipped with a centralized function to manage users’ biometric information via smartphones.
Nikkei’s source says the specs for the new product are still being finalized. It will likely use a curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touchscreen and will collect health-related data, such as calorie consumption, sleep activity, blood glucose and blood oxygen levels. It will also allow users to read messages sent by smartphones, the story says.
Nikkei’s industry source, a parts supplier, says Apple plans to make about 3-5 million of the new devices, a number that exceeds the total global sales of watch-like devices last year.
Apple is working on the new device with the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, the report says.
Via: Nikkei Asian Review
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