Bridgestone Apple considering foray into CARS and devices that predict heart attacks
Apple considering foray into CARS and devices that predict heart attacks
2014-02-17
Apple considering foray into CARS and devices that predict heart attacks

A report revealed Sunday suggests that tech giant Apple could be planning to take the plunge into the automobile and medical device markets.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports a meeting of the minds between spy-turned-Apple acquisitions executive and Tesla Motors entrepreneur Elon Musk took place this spring.

And it's more than just electric cars in which we could be seeing the famous Apple logo. The company is rumored to be researching a device that can predict heart attacks.

'While a megadeal has yet to emerge,' reads the reports, 'such a high-level meeting between the two Silicon Valley giants involving their top dealmakers suggests Apple was very much interested in buying the electric car pioneer.'

This is not the first hint of a possible iCar. Just last June, Apple announced plans to put its operating system into vehicles and a leak of what it might look like followed.

In addition to cars, Apple is also reportedly dabbling in medical devices.

With the help of audio engineer Tomlinson Holman, who developed LucasFilm's famous THX technology, Apple is creating ways to determine when a person may soon suffer a heart attack by listening to the way their blood is flowing through their arteries.

And last month, Apple met with the FDA potentially to discuss a 'Healthbook' application for iOS.

'Apple must increasingly rely on new products to reignite growth,' Bill Kreher, an analyst with Edward Jones Investments in St. Louis, told the Chronicle. 'They need the next big thing.
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