Apple is almost always in the news for one reason or another but this time around Cupertino isn’t making headlines for smartphone, tablet or even smartwatch-related reasons. Instead the company is reported to be looking at some unusual locations to branch out, those being the medical and motoring industries.
Apple, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle, is reported to be working with Tomlinson Holman, the audio engineer behind THX and 10.2 surround, on a medical device of some sort. The device is supposedly based around audio and it will somehow monitor the sound blood makes as it travels in a user’s veins in order to predict heart attacks. The Chronicle’s source didn’t reveal much more information than that but it could be speculated that Apple would include such a function in a smartwatch – assuming it would fit, that is.
The company is also reported to have had a meeting the Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk last year. Just what was discussed wasn’t revealed but there were suggestions at the time that Apple acquire the electric car manufacturer and it is possible that the company was considering it. What Apple’s feeling are now is a bit of mystery as neither Cupertino nor Tesla responded to a request for comment on the meeting.
Source: via The Verge