Think Apple is developing in-ear fitness tracker earbuds? Think again, or so says the person that claimed Apple is doing just that. After claiming on Secret about a week ago that Apple's new EarPods will include built-in bio-sensors, the author is now apologizing, saying he made up the whole thing and doesn't even know anyone that works at Apple.
Secret post on Apple in-ear bio-sensors turned out to be fake
Dmx, the poster on Secret, originally said,
Apple's new EarPods will have sensors in them, for heart rate & blood pressure. Also iBeacons so they don't get lost. They will require the lightning port, it's why the audio jack was moved to the bottom.
Secret is a social network website where people can post their secrets anonymously, and sometimes those comments turn out to be poorly thought out pranks. In this case, what DMx assumed at the time would be a funny joke went like wildfire through the Internet because the idea sounds amazingly cool: EarPods with sensors built in to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure.
Now DMx has come out saying the Secret post was nothing more than something he made up on a whim. The social network, he said, was something he had been trying to use as a comedy outlet.
"I made it up. I wrote it 5 minutes after I woke up on the 1st of may," he said. "I was blurry eyed, I had a headache, I was using the toilet and worrying about my blood pressure."
Considering how Apple seems will soon get into the fitness tracking market in a serious way, plus just how cool the in-ear sensors sound, it was for so many people to take the idea seriously. Add the fact that Bragi's Dash Kickstarter project promises exactly that, and it seemed plausible that Apple was working on similar technology.
As far as DMx is concerned, the whole incident spun out of control and it was a mistake to play around in the Apple rumor game. "I'll think twice from now on about what I say online," he said. "I suggest for some this act as a warning that they should too."
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