Sumbul Desai joins Rene Ritchie to discuss Apple's health ambitions

Apple Health Vp Rene Ritchie Interview
Apple Health Vp Rene Ritchie Interview (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Sumbul Desai, MD, Vice President of Health at Apple, joined Rene Ritchie for an interview.
  • The two discussed Apple's foray into the health business and its focus on privacy.

Apple has a lot more to do in the area of health.

Sumbul Desai, MD, Vice President of Health at Apple, has joined Rene Ritchie for a one-on-one interview to discuss the company's health ambitions as the company celebrates Hearth Month. You can watch the full interview below:

Sumbul Desai, MD, Vice President of Health at Apple, joins me during Heart Month to talk about Apple's journey into health, how they design and validate new health features, making health features user and medical professional friends, and balancing family, caregivers, and privacy.

Right now, there's no better health-related device from Apple than the Apple Watch. The latest generation, the Apple Watch Series 7, added some handy features like fast charging, a more robust display, and the largest display ever featured on an Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch has been coined a "guardian of your health" by many at Apple. From heart rate monitoring to sleep tracking to taking an ECG, Apple continues to expand the health features of the Apple Watch.

The future for health at Apple continues to expand. From the launch of Apple Fitness+ to rumored inclusions of health features in AirPods, even Tim Cook has said that the greatest contribution the company will make will be in the area of health.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.