Apple Health Technology
Look no further than WWDC 2014 with the announcement of iOS 8’s Health app and HealthKit to see how serious Apple is getting about healthcare technology. When the operating system powering Apple’s iPhones and iPads is released this fall, users will even be able to display their emergency medical information as their lock screen…
What’s missing from the Apple health technology picture, of course, is hardware of its own.
The company is known to be working on a smartwatch –the so-called “iWatch”– and this device may have sensors that let it track medical and fitness data. Apple isn’t confirming anything about the iWatch, but Nike (NKE) appears to be having doubts about its popular FuelBand fitness band’s future, laying off developers in what could be a move to exit the hardware business in anticipation of Apple’s iWatch being a threat.