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AppleMagazine|August 13, 2021
ALL RUMORS ABOUT THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW SENSOR

With just over a month to go until Apple’s next annual hardware announcement, where the company typically premieres new iPhone and Apple Watches, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive. After a couple of fallow years, with few changes for Apple’s wearable, this year could spark a new health and fitness revolution with the introduction of glucose monitoring.

THE HEALTH DEVICE YOU NEED

Though it’s usually the iPhone that’s at the front and center of rumors and leaks, this year paints a different picture, with all eyes on the next-generation Apple Watch to rejuvenate the way we monitor our health and make positive changes. In recent years, Apple achieved the unthinkable by offering ECG monitoring on the wrist, alongside a whole host of activity and sleep tracking capabilities, and this year, it looks like the Cupertino company will go one step further with the introduction of a blood sugar sensor on the wearable device. Thanks to breakthrough technology, Series 7 could be one of the biggest upgrades to Apple Watch yet.

Despite the physical and economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic that began in early 2020, Apple managed to outsell all other smartwatches in the fourth quarter of last year, and in the third quarter of 2021, the company announced a record revenue of $8.8 billion as consumers began to realize the benefits of tracking their health and activity throughout the day. Data from January 2020 suggests that 21% of all Americans use a smartwatch, and as the Apple Watch becomes more prevalent in everyday lives, with regular stories coming out claiming that the device has helped to save users’ lives, the device is one of Apple’s fastest-growing categories, showing no signs of slowing.

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