Does Apple’s iPhone 5S Hold iWatch Clues?
Is Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) laying the foundation for a future wearable tech product with the iPhone 5S? Apple’s recent media event revealed that the iPhone 5S will include a specialized motion data chip that will enable the device to run various health and fitness apps.
Interestingly, many of the functions provided by this chip are the same functions that were expected to be found in an upcoming wearable tech product that Apple has long been rumored to be developing. According to Apple’s website, the M7 chip is a motion coprocessor that continuously detects and records motion data using an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a compass.
As recently noted by Bloomberg, this motion sensor chip could be used in Apple’s future wearable tech products. One of these products may be the so-called “iWatch.” Rumors have been swirling about Apple’s iWatch development ever since a Chinese supply chain source suggested that the Cupertino, California-based company was interested in a smart watch last year.