iPhone 6 May Include Temperature, Pressure and Humidity Sensors

weatherElectronics analyst Sun Chang Xu reports on her Weibo account that the next iPhone may add a pressure, temperature and humidity sensor.

G for Games relayed the report and points out that the "pressure" in this context is certainly atmospheric, not blood pressure:

According to Sun Chang Xu (news chief analyst at ESM-China), sources close to the matter have revealed that Apple will catch up in the “sensors department”, as the iPhone 6 will feature pressure, temperature and humidity sensors. Please note that the analyst is probably not referring to blood pressure (this feature is rumored to be implemented in Apple’s iWatch) but to atmospheric pressure.

This same analyst previously reported that Apple may use "optical sensors" to measure heart rate and oxygen levels in the rumored iWatch. The addition of these atmospheric sensors would bring it up in line with Samsung's S4 which included similar atmospheric sensors.

The addition of more sensors to the iPhone 6 seems a natural progression with all the recent reports that Apple has been aggressively hiring individuals in the area of health sensors. iOS 8 is said to include a Healthbook app which reports on many health related sensors.

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Top Rated Comments

lk400 Avatar
135 months ago
Cant wait to find out how hot and humid my pants pocket really is.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chakdey Avatar
135 months ago
iPhone 6 will also tell you the future :rolleyes:
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unobtainium Avatar
135 months ago
How accurate could the temperature sensor in a smartphone possibly be? I'm guessing it would usually give you a fairly inaccurate reading, particularly if you just pulled it out of your pocket, or if the CPU is running hot.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JerryCards Avatar
135 months ago
More and more useless stuff will be packed in iPhone 6, at least in Rumors. :D
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eastamherstbias Avatar
135 months ago
I really don't care about those sensors. I am not the weather channel. How about we just do this.

2 sizes----
Bigger Battery
Bigger Screen
4k Recording
AC WIFI
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
locoboi187 Avatar
135 months ago
I'm actually pretty excited about all these features for the iPhone 6 :D
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)