“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.]
I wonder if it could measure the blood flow from the amount of biting of my tongue that is necessary in this brave new speech restricted world.
Someone call the whambulance!
Even in the speech restricted world you can scream in frustration all you want.
Yes, it makes one long for the good old days. Women should be seen and not heard, all that sort of thing.
Oh Hanna, you see with such simplicity.
“I love bad bitches that’s my fuckin problem, and yeah I like to fuck, I gotta fucking problem.” – Drake
Will it include a mood swing tracker?
Kids grown so that period thing is behind us. While the factory is shut down, research and development is ongoing.
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.
Name it “Feminism-Redux” and I’ll buy a copy!
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.
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.
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
That is on Android…..
he hasn’t checked his g-mail for the spam selling kevlar toilet paper yet,
time to switch!
Seems you just had one at 2:03 pm.
and the result was you, flushed down the toilet…
Now all we need it for _women_ to acknowledge their periods.
Aint touching this one
That’s what she said….
Truthfully we cannot assume this app was conceived of by a woman. A man might have conceived of it for completely personal reasons and realized that it would be a good idea for lots of people.
Orthodox jews and observant muslims, for instance, really need to know when their wife (wives) are menstruating, and thus are ‘unclean’.
That’s the paired off-set PMT tracker..
I love these hot flashes from MDN.
I wonder if Apple could make an app that accurately measures women’s sense of entitlement and overall bitchiness.
Sounds like you’re on your period now.
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.
Amen brother, amen!