A few months ago analyst Ming Chi-Kuo tweeted that Apple could add a body temperature sensor in Apple Watch Series 8. Now Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is reporting the same in his PowerOn Newsletter.
According to Gurman Apple will launch three different Apple Watch models this year. This will include Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Rugged Edition with same specs as Series 8 but a more durable body suitable for more rugged sporting activities and a budget friendly Apple Watch SE 2.
Apple Watch Series 8 and the rugged Apple Watch are expected to feature the body-temperature feature.
Gurman has also talked about how this feature is going to work. He believes that the body temperature feature of Apple Watch won’t give users specific readings like they can get from medical thermometers.
Instead Apple Watch will tell the user if it believes they have a fever.
While ability to measure body temperature is an exciting feature this is probably the biggest feature that Apple Watch is going to get this year.
As for other hardware changes, Gurman says they will probably be minor. This of course will be different for the rugged model, which is expected to feature a more durable design and perhaps a thicker body to have a larger battery.
Apple is expected to announce the new Apple Watch models along with iPhone 14 lineup in the fall.