As the world still waits for the unveiling of an expected Apple Watch Series 7, there seems to be those who are more expectant for the Series 8. This is after well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released his predictions about the 2022 device reportedly integrating temperature measurement features for the first time.
According to Kuo, the Apple Watch Series 8 is highly likely to include temperature sensors alongside other new health management features. In his defence, patent filings have suggested Apple’s intentions to finally bring this feature since at least 2014. However, we haven’t been lucky to see it appear on a shipping device to date.
More recently though, Apple has reportedly been registering ideas for measuring users’ temperature via both IR sensors in Airpods and on fabrics. The latter would certainly be interesting to Apple Watch fans as it implies we might see Watch bands housing the tech instead of the device’s back.
As it stands, there are no concrete rumours regarding when the Airpods will have any health features included. But Kuo strongly believes that it will happen in the next two years or so.
Having thermo-sensors as part of the numerous health tracking features on an Apple Watch would certainly be a welcome idea. Plus, it’s actually dazzling to realise that the feature has not been built on the already existing models that are quite advanced.
This comes about four days before the huge Apple event where we expect the iPhone 13 lineup to be unveiled alongside other devices like the new generation of Airpods.