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Apple may introduce hearing-based health features on AirPods by 2025


Apple is reportedly planning to upgrade AirPods with health tracking features. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the Cupertino-based company could “upgrade the AirPods to become a health aid in the next two years.” kind”.

Apple has reportedly been working on adding hearing-related functionality to AirPods. These may include live listening and call amplification features. While these features have yet to be approved by the FDA, Gurman adds. It was previously reported in a report that the AirPods may act as an alternative to hearing aids.

The company is reportedly planning to add features such as biometric sensors, motion detectors and temperature monitors to detect heart rate and perspiration to AirPods. Kevin Lynch – Vice President of Technology, has previously hinted that more health data is coming to the device.

According to reputed Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, Apple will not upgrade its AirPods lineup until next year. The next generation of Apple AirPods may ship in H2 2024 or H1 2025.

Meanwhile, Apple iPhone 14 is available at its lowest ever price in the ongoing Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. The base model of the smartphone with 128 GB of storage is sold at a discounted price of 66,999 on Flipkart. It was originally priced at 79,900. Likewise, the 256 GB storage model is available for purchase at 76,999. Finally, the 512 GB variant is up for grabs 96,999.

Apple recently introduced the yellow color variant of iPhone 14. The 128 GB storage model is sold at 72,999. Buyers can choose from multiple color variants of the iPhone 14. These include Midnight, Purple, Starlight, Product RED and Blue color variants.

The smartphone has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display. The screen of the phone has a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels. The smartphone comes with ceramic shield protection and is resistant to spills and splashes. The device is powered by the Apple A15 Bionic chipset.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.