Apple finally acknowledges that women’s periods exist

“Apple is finally acknowledging that periods exist,” Rebecca Sullivan reports for The New York Post.

“The iOS9 software update, which won’t be available until the next iPhone comes out, will include a period tracker that charts both frequency and flow,” Sullivan reports. “When the Apple Health app launched in January year with the iOS8 software update, there was a glaring omission from the range of bodily function it monitored — women couldn’t track their menstrual cycles.”

“A side note: if you’re not already using your iPhone’s Health app, you should be. It’s the white icon with a pink love heart and you can track your weight, calories in and out, your sleep and your body temperature,” Sullivan reports. “It’s fab. Get on it.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Two women on the keynote stage and now this? It’s a veritable estrogen-fest!

Good for Apple. Women are customers, too!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


    1. I am writing an Apple Watch app for that right now and it is aimed at men. It includes a Klaxon sound combined with a geofence and calendar and is meant to be paired with my wife’s Apple Watch and Find My Friends.

    2. Hey, now it’s easier to track and compare notes.
      Look, HealthKit shows we’re in sync.
      So that’s why I get headaches, it’s you.

      /s Don’t ever have that conversation.
      The reply should always be, yes, I love you.

  1. Pfff… That whole “period” thing is just one giant conspiracy they made up so they can bitch at us, and have an excuse to make us feel inferior.

  2. Have you ever heard the phrase “making a mountain out of a mole hill” what a complete non story… on the flip side I anxiously await the addition of an app that monitors and tracks my bowel movements

  3. I could have used an app to inform ME when my wife was going to hit her period back in the day. But that’s nothing compared to when they enter menopause. For us guys it’s the end of life as we know it. The good life, that is.

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