iPhone 6 to Feature Barometer to Measure Altitude, Forecast Weather?

iPhone 6 to Feature Barometer to Measure Altitude, Forecast Weather?

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The iPhone 6 may feature a barometer to measure atmospheric pressure provide data on altitude, temperature, and weather, reports 9to5Mac.

The information regarding the next-generation iPhone likely including this sensor comes via Xcode 6 and iOS 8, the latest iPhone software development kit and operating system. The software includes updated CoreMotion APIs that clearly reference the new altitude measuring capabilities.

A new framework dedicated to altitude tracking has been discovered and it requires dedicated hardware, according to developers. As you can see in the screenshot below, the framework checks if the iOS devices supports reporting relative altitude changes.

FutureTap developer Ortwin Gentz says he tested the framework on an iPhone 5s. It returned 'No', indicating that the iPhone 5s does not support reporting relative altitude changes.

In addition to this framework, Hamza Sood was able to located references to ambient pressure tracking in iOS 8. This could be used to help forecast weather information.

These findings corroborate a report from a chief analyst at ESM-China who predicted that the iPhone 6 could come with built-in temperature, pressure, and humidity sensors.

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iPhone 6 to Feature Barometer to Measure Altitude, Forecast Weather?

iPhone 6 to Feature Barometer to Measure Altitude, Forecast Weather?

iPhone 6 to Feature Barometer to Measure Altitude, Forecast Weather?
Angelo - June 21, 2014 at 1:29am
You obviously aren't iPhone users. Apple maps have come a long way since it's introduction and expect to see a lot more with iOS 8. You shouldn't comment on things you don't follow unless you're just paid by Samsung to comment everywhere. Yes, they do that. Apple doesn't...
Fukscrawn John - June 21, 2014 at 1:33am
Thank you! That's exactly why ads nowadays in technology come out with new things and having nothing better to do than worry about their mistakes.
Ban The Trolls!!! - June 19, 2014 at 12:38am
you cant even make a decent Map
DarkSide - June 19, 2014 at 12:31am
Just a few more things "borrowed" from Samsung ans Android. Tsk tsk.
Bright Side - June 19, 2014 at 2:38am
Just a few more gimmicks made to lie and spew. Snap snap.
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