• Apple's new job listings show it wants to make custom health chips

    1 month ago - By Pocket-lint

    Apple is developing yet another custom chip for its various devices, according to job listings spotted by CNBC. The company appears to be working on a dedicated custom health chip. Such a chip would help its devices handle biometric data. Apple is no stranger to developing custom chips. It has made a range of System on Chip and System in Package processors for powering its mobile devices, with the best examples being the A series for iPhone , S series for Apple Watch , and W series for AirPods. It also supposedly getting ready to switch to custom processors for its Macs. It's even produced...
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  • Apple is working on dedicated health data chip to analyze information from sensors?

    Apple is working on dedicated health data chip to analyze information from sensors?

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    According to a report broadcast today by CNBC, Apple is working on a dedicated chip that will analyze health data collected by sensors inside Apple devices. The company posted an opening on its Jobs at Apple webpage on July 10th, seeking someone to design, develop, and launch next-gen sensor technology in Apple products. The person hired would be part of Apple's "Health Sensing Hardware team" that "creates sensor solutions and technologies for Apple's products." A later posting from earlier this month stated that Apple was "seeking a highly motivated engineer to help develop health...
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  • It sure looks like Apple is building custom chips to process healthcare data

    It sure looks like Apple is building custom chips to process healthcare data

    1 month ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Apple's interest in healthcare is no secret. It's taken a far more serious approach to using the Apple Watch as a quasi-medical device than other smartwatch companies, and it's been long associated with research dreams like building a non-invasive blood glucose monitor for diabetics.
    But so far, all we've really seen become public is a heart-rate warning trial and some open-source healthcare data. But if a new set of job openings spotted by CNBC are anything to go by, the company's healthcare play could get a lot more serious, a lot more quickly.
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  • Apple wants to build a custom health chip for processing biometric data

    Apple wants to build a custom health chip for processing biometric data

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Apple is working on a dedicated custom health chip that would help it process biometric data from its suite of devices, according to job listings unearthed by CNBC today. The company currently designs custom chips for its iPhone and is rumored to switch to custom processors for its Mac line of computers as early as 2020. Currently, the Apple Watch is powered by the custom S3 chip.
    CNBCreports that these new job listings indicate Apple would like to go one step further with regard to health data and integrate a custom chip that would be solely responsible for processing metrics like heart...
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