“Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple could be planning to unveil a “killer new product” developed within its health laboratories, a new report claims,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“The rumor stems from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, which claims that the new product will ‘accurately collect users’ personal daily life including heart rate, pulse, blood sugar changes and other information,'” Hughes reports. “It was said that technical director Jay Blahnik and Apple’s health-focused development team have been working on the mysterious new product for more than two years.”

watchOS 3 is faster and simpler with breakthrough health features - coming this fall

watchOS 3 is faster and simpler with breakthrough health features – coming this fall

“As Apple gears up for an apparent 2017 launch, the report suggested the company is now tapping suppliers as it looks to finalize the product. It claims that the new product, along with health sensing capabilities in the 2017 iPhone, could ‘set off a new whirlwind’ within the technology industry,” Hughes reports. “The report was first discovered by Macotakara, which suggested Apple has developed a ‘revolutionary idea’ with this new product that will somehow be related to its power supply.”

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MacDailyNews Take: An Apple a day…

We don’t want to put the watch through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process. I wouldn’t mind putting something adjacent to the watch through it, but not the watch, because it would hold us back from innovating too much, the cycles are too long. But you can begin to envision other things that might be adjacent to it – maybe an app, maybe something else. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, November 2015

We’d love to see some Apple Smartbands that enable our Apple Watches to do even more!

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