While Apple is constantly looking for innovative new ways to bridge the gap between good old fashioned consumer electronics and life-saving medical devices, it’s no big secret that most of the tech giant’s potentially game-changing ideas and concepts take years and years to commercially materialize, with many of them dying a slow and silent death in development hell.
Way more than a wireless music listening product
Just don’t get too excited at the moment
If all (or at least some) of the above sounds too good to be true, you might want to remember that none of it is technically true yet, and it may never come true.
Even if it does, we can’t be sure the groundbreaking health features will actually make it to your ears in 2022… or 2023… or even 2024. While Apple will probably keep trying to take the already hugely popular AirPods to the next level in terms of their real-world utility, the FDA needs to authorize these breakthroughs before reaching consumers, which can be an extremely lengthy and intricate process.
You may not remember the Gear IconX, and that’s perfectly understandable.
The US Food and Drug Administration has to revise its notoriously strict rules first to allow “over-the-counter hearing aids” to, well, exist, which does seem to be a simple matter of time and could lead to companies like Samsung following Apple’s example as well.