Apple's Apple Watch Series 8 will be released later this year, and the latest news is that the Watch will come with a temperature sensor.
In the latest issue of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman highlights new sensors for the next Apple Watch, talking about the future Apple Watch SE 2 and a rugged Apple Watch for extreme sports.
According to Gurman, he thinks both the Apple Watch Series 8 and the new ruggedized version will have a temperature check. The Apple Watch SE 2, on the other hand, is unlikely to get this feature.
The temperature check won't give you a specific reading -- say, a forehead or wrist thermometer -- but it should be able to tell if you have a fever. It may then suggest you see a doctor or use a thermometer to get measured.
The new sensor for the Apple Watch Series 8 is good news, but it's important to note that the feature is subject to approval.
IT Home has learned that Gurman said other hardware changes to the Apple Watch Series 8 are "likely" to be minimal. The Apple Watch Series 8 has been rumored to use the same S6 chip as the Apple Watch Series 6, making it the first Apple Watch to use the same processor for the third year in a row.