Washington: As Apple eyeing to upgrade its operating system iOS 7 to iOS 8, new report claims the operating system will keep an eye on bloodwork.
According to 9to5mac, multiple sources supposedly working directly on the app, and have recreated screenshots of the software to boot.
The grabs show that Apple wants to go well beyond just another fitness app: alongside sleep and activity tracking, you’ll find places to store your weight, heart rate data, blood pressure, blood sugar, nutrition information, respiratory rate and hydration.
It’s unlikely that the iPhone 6 or iWatch, which we expect to launch with iOS 8 and hence the Healthbook app, will have all the necessary smarts to analyses your blood directly. We reckon there’ll be a certain amount of filling data in based on what your doctor tells you.
The iPhone 6, meanwhile, is said to be rocking an array of new sensors – indeed, even Tim Cook has said, “The whole sensor field is going to explode. It’s a little all over the place right now… with the arc of time it will become clearer.”
But there’s no confirmation on any of this even 9to5Mac notes that Healthbook might not launch with iOS 8 or even at all if Apple can’t make the sensors work the way it wants. So take the whole shebang with the requisite portion of salt for now.