What you need to know
- Kevin Lynch and Deidre Caldbeck joined Rene Ritchie for an interview after WWDC21.
- The group discussed watchOS, digital keys, and Apple's work in the health sector.
As usual, Apple VP Kevin Lynch was "on stage" at WWDC21 this year to talk about the future of Apple Watch with watchOS 8.
To dive deeper into some of the features announced for the watch as well as other announcements around Apple's health features, Lynch and Deidre Caldbeck joined Rene Ritchie for a wide-ranging interview.
At one point, Caldbeck dove deep into the idea that Apple Watch has become more and more of an identity device and that the latest features, like state IDs and digital keys, only solidify that fact.
One of the new features announced at WWDC was the ability for the iPhone to detect if you may be at risk of falling in the near future. Lynch says that it is a feature that has taken years to develop and that the company's health studies were the catalyst to uncovering the data needed in order to predict this risk.
You can watch the entire interview below. If you want to pick up an Apple Watch and start tracking your health, check out our list of the Best Apple Watch in 2021.
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