Apple Watch Series 8 May have fever detection feature

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Apple’s upcoming flagship smartwatch may have a temperature sensor that detects if its user has a fever.

Apple Watch Series 8

The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to arrive late this year and have a body temperature sensor as part of its refresh. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the series 8 will have the technology on its standard and rumored rugged models. However, not all new units will have it.

Gurman mentions that the temperature reading won’t be specific, but the watch will be able to tell if the user has a fever, then set a notification or recommendation to use a more accurate tool or to consult with a professional.

Furthermore, it’s claimed that the next Apple Watch will have the same chip as the Series 6 models, although the display is believed to be updated. The temperature sensor may be exclusive to the Apple Watch Series 8 model and not the SE edition.

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Samantha Wiley

Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.