A few days back, we has reported that Apple has been working on iOS 8, the next major version of its mobile OS that will include a new health monitoring app called Healthbook. The Cupertino is expected to reveal iOS 8 during its annual developer conference WWDC 2014.
According to the latest report with the new Healthbook app, Apple is not only focusing on fitness, but also on biological factors with the help of highly-rumored iWatch.
9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has created the mockup based on the leaked reports that details how it might work. The app will be very similar to the mate Passbook, which we’ve already seen in iOS 7. It will feature the same cards interface that can be arranged according to the user’s preference. Much of its data will be provided by the processor than detected automatically, but it doesn’t mean the system will be free from sensors.
According to 9to5Mac, there will be sections with real-time updates such as pulse oximetry that essentially require the use of sensors. The Cupertino could launch the next iPhone or the rumored iWatch equipped with special biometric sensors. Also, the company can take advantage of the iPhone 5S’s M7 processor, which is capable of detecting highly precise movements in space.
As aforementioned, the mockups are designed based on various rumors and leaks. Therefore, the features and functions of the app likely change at the launch of iOS 8. Additionally, today’s technology doesn’t allow a sufficient miniaturization of sensors to be able to insert in a smartwatch or smartphone for the detection of some fronts such as calculation of glucose in the blood. It’s interesting to note, Apple has met with the Food and Drug Administration subject to approval of a device or maybe just software with some specific medical purposes.