First Details On iOS 8 And iWatch Emerge, Will Focus On Health And Fitness

Now 9to5Mac is citing its own sources in a allegation that Apple’s next huge shove is set to be based on health monitoring, with the unannounced but almost inevitable iWatch set to form the cornerstone of what will be a leap into the unknown for the hardware and software giant. That iWatch is yet very much mythical, so we’ll have to look what comes of both rumors with time. . Recent iPhones and iPads already feature technology that can track movement more accurately than previous generations thanks to the new M7 chip they possess, but the inclusion of a sensor-laden iWatch would give iOS 8 considerably more access to the data it needs to construct an accurate describe of our overall health. That being said, both the iWatch and health-targeted angle it is set to take are rumors that simply will not go away, and as the saying goes "there’s no smoke without fire.

According to the report, iOS 8 will receive a new app called ‘Healthbook’ that, at least currently, closely resembles the Passbook app pre-installed on all iPhone. With slide-able cards and a vivid interface, the app will aim to make fitness and health tracking as simple as possible while hopefully yet offering a powerful alterative to existing products from the likes of Nike and Fitbit." Will the rumors stand the test of time, or will Apple dump both its new iOS 8 features and the accompanying hardware before they ever look the light of day We’re going to put our money on the former. Based on information from unnamed sources, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has lifted the cover on iOS 8′s focus on health, with the new operating system set to receive the capability to read various health-related data from as-yet unannounced hardware accessories.

While Apple is yet very much trying to stabilize iOS 7 into a platform on which it can construct, attention is already turning towards what could be part of the iOS 8 experience that is due to land later this year. You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google or like our Facebook page to save yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web. With the iOS 7 redesign being somewhat on the radical side, all eyes are one where Apple takes its mobile operating system during the next few months. Nike FuelBand SE While currently below development for a release in iOS 8, Gurman’s sources point out that there is currently no guarantee that iOS 8 will back the health-related features mentioned.

It’s possible Apple would want to launch the health-based features alongside an iWatch announcement, meaning both could be intertwined when it comes to a potential release date. Apple has a history of canning features before a new version of iOS ships, with the option of moving the feature to a later release also a viable one.