Apple continues to improve the user experience on its products. Well-known Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman tells us about the biggest news the company is preparing for apples in the coming months.
We learn that Apple should soon announce improvements to its Fitness+ service, health apps, and new payment options — both for purchasing Apple products and for everything that can be purchased through Apple Pay.
Here are the new features coming to Apple Pay, Fitness+ and Health
Apple is preparing to add new features to Fitness+ with the next version of the iOS 16 operating system. New types of training should be introduced. But it’s undoubtedly the health application that gets the most interesting possible innovation: food monitoring.
Apple really wants to “integrate nutrition data into a health application” through an “Instacart-like service,” according to Mark Gurman. For the time being, the journalist nevertheless notes that this integration is not 100% guaranteed to become a reality in the short term.
The integration of this type of data actually seems quite complicated, and, unless Apple is in the food business (the firm has given no indication that it intends to do so), the functionality has not been able to generate substantial margins. .
However, many third-party services provide this type of tracking. For example WW which also provides a dedicated section for scanning barcodes of various commercial food items. Technically possible but complicated…. So we’ll have to wait to know more.
On the other hand, more likely: two innovations start to appear in the “Finance” section. The first is something we’ve already talked about: Apple is reportedly rolling out a subscription program that will allow you to get what you want without buying a Mac, iPhone, or iPad.
This type of formula is already offered by third parties – we are talking about leasing or more or less long-term rental. Apple will reduce friction as much as possible so that getting an Apple product is “as easy” as buying more iCloud storage space or subscribing to Apple Music.
The first offer could be made by the end of 2022 or in 2023, perhaps initially in the United States. On the Apple Pay side, the firm is about to offer deferred payments directly into its payment system. Which seems to work on players’ flower beds in this area such as kalrana or straw is better established.
A priori, it will thus be possible to choose deferred payment as an additional payment option during an Apple Pay transaction. What do you think about the advent of these innovations? Share your opinion in the comments.
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