iPhone 6 users may be able to get weather reports from their phones — not by asking Siri to check with external sources, but from temperature, humidity and pressure sensors built right into the phone. At least that is one of the newest rumors going around about the iPhone 6, which is expected to be released later this year.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 already features similar sensors as part of its S Health app. And the Galaxy S5 will add a heart rate monitor to its lineup of fitness features.
Rumors also have the next iPhone or speculated iWatch including a body temperature monitor and other such features. The iPhone 6 reportedly will ship with a HealthBook app, so the iWatch may work in tandem with the next iPhone to offer users a complete picture of their current state of health or the effectiveness their workout. The two devices may be launched together.
Other rumors suggest the new iPhone will include a sharper 10-MP camera and come in two larger screen size options, 4.7 inches, available first, and 5.5 inches, available later.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares were fractionally higher in late morning trading Monday, at $526.79 in a 52-week range of $385.10 to $575.14.