An Apple iWatch to keep the doctor away

Apple is in the midst of a medical hiring spree and there are hints that far more advanced health functions than seen on existing wearable devices are in the works.

Over the past year, Apple has snapped up at least half a dozen prominent experts in biomedicine, according to LinkedIn profile changes. One prominent researcher moved two weeks ago, and Apple is recruiting other medical professionals and hardware experts, although the number of hires is not clear, said two people familiar with the hiring, who declined to be named.


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