We've already heard that Apple could add certain health features to its AirPods. And now, a new report alleges that future Apple earbuds could check your body temperature and posture.
Apple continues to evolve in regards to how it handles the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, especially as it relates to in-office work. The company has made it clear that, while it will endeavor to consider a hybrid work situation for many of its employees, it prefers being back in the office. So, one day.
If you've tried out Apple Fitness+, but haven't fallen in love with it despite the Apple Watch integration, how about another option? The online gym Tempo, which utilizes artificial intelligence to build a fitness program for users, has just announced it's one alternative if you're thinking about exploring a third-party option.
Apple Watch Series 8 will include a new body temperature sensor while future AirPods will provide unspecified health-management features, claims a noted Apple analyst.
Back in August, with about as little fanfare as possible, Apple announced a trio of new features coming to iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and watchOS 8. There are three in total, each of which fall under the company's new, concerted efforts to help protect against child abuse and sexual exploitation. And while the features were seen as a positive move in general, when it came to the specifics of one of the new features, there was a lot of pushback. And apparently it worked.
Apple continues to tweak its formula when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, especially as it relates to its physical retail stores, corporate headquarters, and employees. However, the company also continues to avoid doing one thing in particular, even as many people out there in the wild suggest it should. And that would be make an actual mandate for vaccinations against COVID-19.
While Apple is more than willing to enact mask mandates for its physical retail stores, both for employees and customers, it's not quite ready to make the same effort with vaccinations against COVID-19. However, the company continues to urge employees to get vaccinated. And apparently the company is launching its biggest campaign to push that message.
The Apple Watch started out as a watch that could do a few other things, but it has changed quite a bit over the years. That includes being jam-packed with a ton of sensors. But it looks like Apple may not be done finding new ways to put even more sensors into the small case.
Earlier this month, Apple revealed new features baked into most of its major operating systems. Each of them, of which there are three, are designed to help protect children against sexual abuse and exploitation. And while these are hailed as good things, on a grand scale, it's the finer details in regards to one of the features in particular that has many people concerned.
AirPods and other wearable devices with built-in microphones could provide pretty reliable measurements of the wearer's respiratory rate using just their breath audio.
It should come as no surprise that Apple has had to go out of its way a bit to offer more context related to some of the newest features coming soon to its major platforms. With it being centered around child protections, but using some invasive efforts to get there, people are concerned the company might be overstepping. In an effort to assuage fears and concerns, Apple's tried to shine as much light on the new features as possible.