“The Apple Watch recently celebrated its first birthday,” Tim Bajarin reports for TIME Magazine. “While Apple won’t say exactly how many units have been sold, we estimate the number is in the 13-15 million range, bringing in $2-3 billion in revenue.”
“I recently spent time with Apple executives involved with the Watch. I asked them to explain the real motivation for creating the device,” Bajarin reports. “Although Apple has made fashion and design a key cornerstone of its existence, it turns out that this was not at the heart of why they created this product.”
“The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs developed pancreatic cancer in 2004. He then spent a great deal of time with doctors and the healthcare system until his death in 2011. While that personal health journey had a great impact on Jobs personally, it turns out that it affected Apple’s top management, too. During this time, Jobs discovered how disjointed the healthcare system can be,” Bajarin reports. “He took on the task of trying to bring some digital order to various aspects of the healthcare system, especially the connection between patients, their data, and their healthcare providers.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Watch is already saving lives and will go to save untold more in conjunction with Apple’s HealthKit, ResearchKit, CareKit and other health initiatives.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]