iWatch tipped to not be FDA regulated
Rumors continue to fly around that Apple is working on an iWatch. The wearable devices market is very hot right now, particularly the smartwatch market. Rumors continue to suggest that Apple is hard at work on a smartwatch called the iWatch.
As is typical of Apple, the company has made no official statement about a wearable device leaving the market open to speculation. A new rumor has surfaced that says the iWatch team at Apple has grown significantly. The rumor tips that there are over 200 people working on the project at Apple.
The rumor comes from sources that claim limited but direct knowledge of the project. The iWatch is believed to be a peripheral device that will need connectivity from an iPhone to operate. Other rumors have claimed that the iWatch will have simpler capabilities than many hoped for. For instance, one source claims the device won't have sensors for advanced functions like glucose sensing or hydration tracking. Honestly, if it's missing those features I don’t think many will mind.
I would expect more than one version of the device with one offering hard-core medical functionality at a higher price and a simpler device at a lower cost for those just wanting a smartwatch with the Apple brand. The source of the rumor doesn’t have a significant track record for Apple rumors reports Apple Insider.
However, the same source did tip that Apple had hired Michael O'Reilly last month so they have some latitude. An interest in medical apps and services is believed to be tied to the iWatch.