Yesterday, Apple announced the new iPhone 5s & 5c with what most people consider with slight tweaks and improvements. While watching the keynote, I picked up on a small mention of the Apple M7 chip embedded into the A7 processor. The “M” stands for Motion. And this may help the Quantified self, health and wellness movement.
The Motion Sensing M7 chip is a Motion co-processor. This will help gather motion data constantly – like speed, steps, motion, all through the highly integrated and expansive sensor arrays – accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS and compass in the iPhone.
With the CoreMotion API, developers can access the capabilities and integrate it into their apps. I believe we will see more integrated health apps and a higher competion to provide these features in a unique way – differentiated only through the User Experience for Health and Wellness.
Here’s to the new iPhone 5s for health! Forward thinking. Keep moving forward!