1 Health & Wellness
In recent years, Apple has been working on health- and wellness-related initiatives. For the most part, these are underlying systems or features in its flagship Apple Watch wearable.
At this point, you probably noticed a theme on this list. Like with its other developments, Apple likely has much bigger plans for the health and wellness sphere. Aside from a revolutionary Apple Watch study launched in conjunction with Stanford, there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface.
For example, the company has a secret fitness lab that’s collected more health data than any other entity in history. First-party systems like ResearchKit and CareKit are already revolutionizing the healthcare and medical research industries.
Apple is also continuing to upgrade its Apple Watch and iPhone devices with health-focused features. (There may be other devices on the way.) Additionally, it’s already been well-established that the Apple Watch may be able to detect diseases and even save lives.
But there have been other hints at Cupertino’s ambition in the area. Just recently, Apple was rumored to be in talks to purchase an actual healthcare clinic startup. That plan never materialized, but Apple announced its own first-party health clinic venture in February.
While limited to Apple employees and their families at first, you can probably visualize where Apple could take this in combination with its devices, services and developer-level systems.