ResearchKit, a platform for clinical trials hosted by universities and medical researchers, and CareKit, which helps patients manage their illnesses, are said to be a huge deal, Cook said. "We are democratizing [healthcare]. We are taking what we have done with the institutions and empowering the individual to manage their health," he adds.
Apple has definitely been ramping up its health and wellness efforts in recent years. In addition to releasing ResearchKit and CareKit, it also designs the Apple Watch Series 4 with a built-in electrocardiogram, giving it the power to potentially save lives by detecting heart issues such as irregular heartbeats.
Aside from talking about Apple's healthcare-related ambitions, Cook thus slammed Qualcomm into the interview. He said the chipmaker charges "on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis." Cupertino of infringing on its patents. When you recall, the two tech giants have been battling it out in court for a while, with the chipmaker accusing. Most recently, Qualcomm paid $ 1
Cook also called criticized Qualcomm for its marketing tactics. According to reports last year, the chipmaker hired controversial PR firm Definitions to spread damaging stories about Apple. "The paying somebody to write fake news and favors it: This is stuff that should be below companies," Cook said. "This is not how things should operate."