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iPhone 6 to include temperature, pressure and humidity sensors?

Sam Loveridge


iPhone 6 concept
iPhone 6 concept

The iPhone 6 may feature a temperature, pressure and humidity sensor, according to one electronics analyst.

Speaking to Sun Chang Xu, ESM-China news chief analyst, “sources close to the matter” have revealed the iPhone 6 could feature significant new sensor technology.

In fact, the sources suggest that that the iPhone 6 will have much to brag about in the “sensors department”, featuring pressure, temperature and humidity sensors.

However, the analyst was quick to add that the sensors for the iPhone 5S follow-on will most likely not include a blood pressure sensor, as this is something strongly tipped to feature in the Apple Watch.

This means the pressure sensor in the iPhone 6 will refer to atmospheric pressure.

The iPhone 6 is heavily rumoured to launch alongside the iWatch later this year and come with the new iOS 8 operating system.

iOS 8 is tipped to be capable of monitoring various fitness and health stats, including your blood pressure, heart rate, hydration, calories burnt and even your glucose levels.

Incorporating basic support for readings like temperature or atmospheric pressure therefore doesn’t seem too farfetched.

Other smartphones already feature this technology as well, including the Samsung Galaxy S4, so it makes sense for Apple to play the catch up game a little bit with its next flagship.

Recent iPhone 6 rumours put the device’s screen size at 4.7-inches, potentially using quantum dot display technology.

Although the iPhone 6 camera resolution is expected to stay at 8-megapixels, it is tipped to feature a bigger sensor with an aperture size of f/2.0.

Read more: iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5S - What to expect

Via: GforGames


March 17, 2014, 2:37 pm

I doubt either the iPhone 6 or hypothetical "iWatch" will include a blood pressure sensor - any accurate BP measurement requires an inflatable cuff, which would be pretty unsightly and ungainly for little practical use for most users. Maybe a Bluetooth BP cuff will be made that works with iPhone's mooted new health suite, but unlikely to be a first party Apple product and certainly unlikely to be build into a phone or watch. Heart rate sensor, on the other hand, surely has to be a nailed on certainty for any Apple smartwatch.

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March 18, 2014, 3:06 am

Yay a bunch of 'features' that nobody needs and that will inflate the price for all those on the Apple bandwagon. Fail

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