Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 6, 2014

Apple has yet to enter the wearables market, but it looks like that time is near. A recent leak out of Cupertino says Apple’s next set of EarPods – the headphones that come with every new iPhone – will feature sensors that measure your heart rate and blood pressure. The headphones will also use Apple’s iBeacon system, and will help you locate them if you can’t remember where you last left them. The leak also says these headphones will need a little more juice and will require you to plug them into the iPhone’s Lightning connector as well. As with all things Apple, unannounced products have no release date or timetable, but these new headphones likely to see the light of day sometime this fall, alongside the launch of the next iPhone – around the same time we should see iOS 8, the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. iOS 8 is expected to have a Healthbook app to help you track your fitness and quantify your life, making these headphones a perfect wearable accessory.

UPDATE: Since this radio spot was recorded, the leak has been proven inaccurate. While we may see headphones like this in the future — as well as an emphasis on health by Apple — this current leak has been proven false.


Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).