Apple is reportedly ready to finally bring the Health app to the iPad for the first time, while there is also talk of a new AI-powered coaching service being in the works.
Apple has long had a Health app on the iPhone but it has been sadly missing from the iPad. Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that is about to change.
In the nearer term, Apple plans to roll out an iPad version of the iPhone health app for the first time. The change, which will allow users to see electrocardiogram results and other health data in a larger format, is planned to be included as part of iPadOS 17 later this year.
Gurman also mentioned plans for Apple to launch a new paid-for service that will use AI to help educate and motivate people to do more exercise and eat more healthily. That feature isn’t expected to be ready in time for WWDC23 however, which means that it won’t launch alongside iOS 17 this September.
The new coaching service — codenamed Quartz — is designed to keep users motivated to exercise, improve eating habits and help them sleep better, according to people with knowledge of the project. The idea is to use AI and data from an Apple Watch to make suggestions and create coaching programs tailored to specific users, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the initiatives haven’t been announced yet.
Gurman believes the feature will instead be ready for the big time at some point in 2024. It also isn’t known how much the new service would cost or if it would be rolled into Apple One.
Apple is expected to announce a raft of new software updates this June, with the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV all set for new releases. Those updates won’t be made available to the public until this fall, however.
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