Those Apple loyalists who plan to buy the Apple Watch Series 8 when it launches this fall can look forward to an added utility.
Apple Watch Series 8 will have body-temperature detection as a new feature in both the standard option and a new rugged edition targeting extreme sports athletes, Bloomberg columnist Mark Gurman said in his Power-On weekly newsletter.
He had earlier in April hinted at this feature becoming a possibility if it passes internal testing.
“I now believe the feature is a go” Gurman said.
Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also raised the possibility of this feature making its appearance in the upcoming Watch model
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Gurman noted that the lower-end SE version, set to be launched this year, may not have the capability.
The body temperature measurement, according to Gurman, may not give a specific reading just as our forehead or wrist thermometer but should be able to tell you if it thinks you have a fever.
It could then recommend you to either visit your doctor or use a dedicated thermometer, he added.
Gurman does not expect any other major hardware changes. There have been talks of updated displays in the new high-end models, he added.
Apple closed Friday’s session at $138.93, up 1.62%, according to Benzinga Pro data.