Apple Watch Series 8 will reportedly be able to detect if you have a fever

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According to a report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 will reportedly come with a body temperature sensor that can tell whether you have a fever or not.

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Instead of giving you accurate readings, Gurman believes the watch should be able to detect a spike in body temperature, and then encourages you to talk to a doctor or use a thermometer.

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Gurman says the body temperature sensor still has to pass internal testing, and if it does, Apple is expected to incorporate the feature into the Watch Series 8, as well as the rumored "rugged" one for extreme sports athletes.  Smartwatch.

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Rumors of a new body temperature sensor have been doing the rounds for over a year now.  Gurman first mentioned the possibility in June 2021

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Later in January this year, he backtracked from his prediction.  Then he reversed course once again in April, noting that we can expect a body temperature sensor "early this year".  Supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also believes the sensor will make its debut later this year.

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Gurman and the Wall Street Journal suggest that body temperature sensors can also be used to monitor fertility – changes in body temperature can help someone determine if they are pregnant.  is more likely.

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Aside from the body temperature sensor, Gurman says any other changes to the Apple Watch's hardware "will probably be minor" and also hints at the potential for better performance in the higher-end models.

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Gurman predicted last week that Series 8 processor performance would be similar to previous S7 and S6 chips -- we're unlikely to see an upgrade until 2023.  In terms of health-tracking features on other upcoming devices

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Gurman says the new model of the AirPods Pro, which is rumored to focus on fitness, is unlikely to come with temperature or heart rate detection this year.

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