Apple plans to launch new health services in 2019

Desiree Burns
January 11, 2019

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been keeping up with Apple's revenue.

In fact, looking back from the future, Cook said, Apple's "greatest contribution" won't be the iPod, or the iPhone, but rather its health technology.

On the topic of AirPods and Watch, as well as the fact that Apple is not disclosing unit sales numbers in its financial reports anymore, Cook gives an interesting ballpark figure which I'm sure analysts will pore over in the future.

As mentioned earlier today, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, took some time out of his schedule to discuss Apple's current state of affairs.

Cook's comments that the Apple Watch represents 5 percent of sales and growing at 45 percent while Air Pods represents 1 percent of sales and growing at 87 percent is consistent with estimates.

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Obviously, health is not the only new product being developed in Apple's labs.

Mr. Cook said Apple has been working on several products and services for years that it "feel [s] really great about".

But it's clear that health, and its challenges therein, get Cook excited. A few months ago, the group had cracked the first private company in history, the One trillion mark in the stock market and seemed to be unchallenged on the throne to sit. He also appeared to suggest that Qualcomm had paid someone to write fake news and then promoted it. Recently, the company added ECG feature to its Apple Watch Series 4, paving way for preventive heart care.

The Apple filing also had information on its achievements in 2018, such as reaching 100 per cent renewable energy in its global facilities, shipping the two billionth iOS device, launching the "Everyone Can Create" curriculum and more. It can also alert users if it looks like they have an irregular heartbeat.

The word has been out for quite long now that, Apple has been working on a TV streaming service to rival the likes of Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime Video. Whatever Apple is planning for its health teams, it's going to be big. And we're just at the front end of this.

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