Most of us turn to apps or Siri to get a quick check of the weather on our iPhone, but the iPhone 6 may pack sensors to measure temperature, humidity and air pressure, making it a device that’s much more aware of its environment.
ESM-China analyst told the blog G for Games that the iPhone 6 will come with its own barometer to detect all of the above measurements. The Samsung Galaxy S4 features similar sensors as part of its S Health app, and the Galaxy S5 is adding a heart rate monitor to become a more formidable fitness device.
According to MacRumors, this same analyst claimed that the rumored iWatch would ship with optical sensors to measure heart rate and oxygen levels. Given that the iPhone 6 is also reportedly shipping with a HealthBook app, it’s possible that the iWatch will work in tandem with the next iPhone to give users a complete picture of their workout that takes the latest conditions into account.
Other than a focus on fitness, the iPhone 6 will reportedly feature a faster A8 processor with quad-core graphics, a sharper 10-MP camera and two larger screen size options (4.7 and 5.5 inches).
Although the iWatch looks like it will be able to do a fair amount of things on its own, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it launched alongside the iPhone 6 this fall.