On top of the sensor-packed iWatch, and software dubbed as Healthbook focusing on collecting health-related data, rumours of the next-generation iPhone have surfaced suggesting that it will contain pressure, temperature, and humidity sensors.
The information comes from electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu, chief analyst of ESM China, who has published the information on her Weibo account. The pressure reference, however, is not related to blood pressure, as some may think, but instead to atmospheric pressure, specifies GforGames, which was first to spot the report.
According to Sun Chang Xu (news chief analyst at ESM-China), sources close to the matter have revealed that Apple will catch up in the “sensors department”, as the iPhone 6 will feature pressure, temperature and humidity sensors. Please note that the analyst is probably not referring to blood pressure (this feature is rumored to be implemented in Apple’s iWatch) but to atmospheric pressure.
Considering that Apple is going to take a huge step and will reinvent the mobile health fitness tracking space as we know it, this rumour could make sense, especially if the previously reported sensors to measure heart rate, hydration, and oxygen level, etc. are packed into a wearable device, which could be the iWatch.