New technologies in Apple gadgets
The nearest time is a period of several premieres of gadgets from Silicon Valley. The day will most likely see the launch of new AirPods, and the Apple Watch is likely to undergo a revolution and be equipped with a few more options. The watch may gain the ability to measure blood pressure, blood glucose and blood alcohol levels. This information was shared by an Apple business partner.
Apple has emerged as the largest customer of UK startup Rockley Photonics. A company from the islands has developed non-invasive sensors to detect many blood-related health parameters – including blood pressure, glucose levels and blood alcohol levels. Normally, these results are obtained through invasive, advanced medical tests.
How the sensors in AppleWatch work
The sensors developed by the UK-based company send infrared light through the wearer’s skin, similar to Existing Apple Watch sensors with options to detect heart rate and test blood oxygen levels. Information that the largest client of the British company is Apple appeared at the time when Rockley wanted to enter the New York Stock Exchange. Company documents show that Apple is responsible for the majority of its revenue over the past two years. Rockley and the Silicon Valley giant are bound by an agreement that is expected to last for two more years. Under the signed document, the majority of the British company’s revenue will still come from Apple.
Given the growth of Rockley Photonics and the scale of Apple’s partnership with the company, it seems virtually inevitable that the company’s health sensor technology will appear in the Apple Watch. The company has opened an office in San Jose, in addition to facilities in Oxford, Cardiff, Cork and Helsinki. Rockley reported that their sensors are expected to be available in smartwatches soon. Experts speculate that this could coincide with the release of Apple Watch Series 8. Until now, rumors indicated that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 will be able to monitor blood glucose levels. Information made available by Rockley may indicate that the implementation of the function has been delayed until 2022. It’s also possible that blood glucose monitoring could be coming to the Apple Watch Series 7 already.
New generation of AirPods and changes in Apple Music
Unofficial information indicates that on May 18, 2021, Apple will announce third-generation AirPods and a HiFi system that provides higher quality in Apple Music. The new rumor comes from youtuber Luke Miani. According to an influencer, Apple plans to unveil the product through information on the website. As much as such a conclusion can be justified, because in 2019 Apple released new AirPods Pro posting only a press release on the website. It is expected that The new AirPods will have a redesign, but it will still be based on the AirPods Pro design. Third generation will not include noise cancellation, specs are expected to resemble Apple’s unveiling of the headphone in 2019. The option from two years ago included wireless charging, Hey Siri support and extended battery life. Most likely, mass production of the new generation of AirPods is expected to start in the third quarter of this year.
According to the rumor, alongside the new third generation AirPods, Apple plans to announce a whole new level of HiFi or high-fidelity Apple Music. The giant plans to start offering higher quality music file distribution to subscribers. According to information released by the corporation, the subscription is expected to cost $9.99, the same as the current individual “Apple Music” package. However, details on how Apple plans to incorporate HiFi music streaming into existing offerings remains unknown.
More information will be made available in the days ahead, and Apple is holding its annual global developers conference on June 7, At which it is expected to announce brand new updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.