At the beginning of the year, we talked about a patent that Apple had registered and that would allow knowing the sugar levels in blood in a non-intrusive way. However, as a patent that it is, that does not mean that Apple can develop the project in a short space of time (or that it intends to do so), so you will likely work with third-party companies to add this feature.
The latest news related to the possibility of Apple including a blood glucose meter can be found at Rockley Photonics, a UK-based company that designs sensors to analyze a person's blood using infrared light. These sensors are used in medical equipment and allow you to monitor blood glucose and alcohol levels.
What is the relationship with Apple?
According to the newspaper Telegraph, Rockley is preparing to go public in New York. Among all the documentation that he has had to present to the SEC, specifically the one that affects financial relationships, we find: Apple as one of its "few big customers".
Rockley affirms that the two largest clients throughout 2020 represented 100% of the company's revenues and 99.6% throughout 2019. This newspaper has not been able to know whether Apple is the main customer or the secondHowever, everything seems to indicate that Apple is most likely working with this company to introduce a blood glucose meter in the Apple Watch Series 8 that will hit the market in 2022.
According to this newspaper, the company has an ongoing "supply and development agreement" with the company, which it expects to continue to depend on for most of its income. Currently, most of its income also comes from engineering fees for future product development work.