iPhone 6 to adopt pressure, temperature and humidity sensors?

iPhone 6 to adopt pressure, temperature and humidity sensors?There’s almost certainly still several months till launch, but the iPhone 6 rumours are flying thick and indeed fast. For those who've been sleeping under a rock, it's widely expected to arrive in two sizes, specifically 4.7in and 5.7in (or thereabouts).

Over the weekend, the rumour mill started yelling about the iPhone 6 adopting sensors for pressure, temperature and humidity.

The yelling originally emanated from the Weibo account of electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu, with G for Games fanning the flames.

The guys write: “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.”

iPhone 6 to adopt pressure, temperature and humidity sensors?Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S4 (right) launched around a year ago with no less than nine sensors, including a Barometer (“Identifies the atmospheric pressure at the user’s current location”) and Temperature/Humidity Sensor (does what it says on the tin).

The sensors were used in conjunction with Samsung’s S Health app, and of course Apple is tipped to go health crazy with the imminent iWatch. We’ve also been told to expect a Healthbook app in iOS 8, a notion backed up by purported screenshots last week.

Yeah, so, nothing official just yet, but it doesn’t sound too far-fetched. The most recent iPhones have launched in "fall" (or autumn, to you and me), but there's speculation that Apple might switch back to the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in summer.

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