The iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, how will it affect developers?

On September 9, at Apple`s conference, the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 plus and the Apple Watch was announced. Although there were rumors about the iPhone 6, many people were caught by surprise about the Apple Watch.

Some of the main features of the 2 iPhone 6 are improved CPU process, increased screen size, and added the NFC function and the introduction to the Apple pay service.

From the above-mentioned functions, a lot of developers are having a headache over the increased screen size. Up until now, when the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 5 came out, developers only had to update their app one size only, but with the release of the 2 iPhone 6, developers now have to make 2 versions for the 2 different sizes. Currently the Android devices are having a problem of all the phones not having a consistent screen, will the iPhone fall into the same problem?

Another problem developers will face is managing the health care related information. The iOS8 will be adding the “HealthKit” library. This allows users to manage their health care related information from an app. With the introduction of the iOS 8, the Apple Watch will be a hard ware platform that gathers all the health care related information. The Apple Watch will include features such as gyro sensor, accelerometer, and a heart rate monitor. In combination with the iPhone`s GPS and functions such as Wi-Fi, will keep track the users activities and health conditions.

As the developed countries enter the aging society, the need for preventive medical care becomes a necessity. Currently most of the innovations for smart phones are game and communication related, but the spot light will be on health care in the near future. We will be sure to keep a close eye on how the iOS 8 and the Apple Watch will grow.

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