With the upcoming upgrade to Apple’s iOS 9, the iPhone is scheduled to receive an update to its HealthKit app which will allow women to keep track of their menstrual cycles via a new track-your-period feature, according to a report on Gizmodo.
The new period tracking feature was, according to TIME, briefly mentioned on Monday at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.
While the details are presently nothing short of sparse, it appears as if the health app will soon be able to record the duration and severity of menstrual cycles.
The update has been billed by the company as a “reproductive health” tracker, which is why TIME notes that it may come with other fertility-related features when it finally arrives with the next update to iOS 9. So while there have been online period trackers, such as the one on the Kotex website, and plenty of period tracker apps, such as MonthPal, My Cycles, and Period Tracker, it seems as if the feature may be one of many fertility-minded new features to accompany the upcoming update to the company’s latest mobile operating system.
Apple’s HealthKit, which was debut in iOS 8, presently monitors a range of biometrics including vitamin D intake, sleep, movement and more.
In other iOS coverage here at Immortal News, a vulnerability in the Darwin kernel discovered by Kaspersky Lab has left OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 users vulnerable to a remote denial of service attack which affects a range of iPhone and iPad products including the iPad Air and iPhone 6.
What are your thoughts on Apple’s upcoming software update which effectively turns iPhones into mobile period trackers?