Apple focusing on health fitness software for iOS and iWatch

Jeremiah Yap – Fourth Estate Cooperative Writer

San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – The iPhone 6 isn’t the only big thing planned by Apple in the near future. The company is also working on software, particularly with the iOS 8, that will focus on mobile medical health. The long-rumored iWatch is also close to becoming a reality and could be announced before the year ends, according to 9to5mac.

“A group of senior Apple executives met with directors at the United States Food and Drug Administration in December to discuss mobile medical applications, according to the F.D.A.’s public calendars that list participants of meetings,” the New York Times reported.

Apple wants to be a huge name in the field of medical applications. Apple VP of technology Kevin Lynch and SVP of technology Bob Mansfield are hard on work developing software for the iWatch and health-related technology for the iPhone.

The upcoming iOS will have an app called, “Healthbook.” It will track calories burned, weight lost, steps taken, blood pressure, hydration, glucose levels, etc.

“Sources also hint that Apple has developed technologies to be able to pack several different sensors into a single chipset for miniaturization purposes,” 9to5mac added.

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