The new iPhone 6 has many features to get excited about and that cover a wide range of user’s needs. One of the most interesting is the built-in barometer, a tool that measures altitude and atmospheric pressure. Even though Apple is not the first manufacturer to include a barometer on their devices, it will likely bring new high technology to this tool. Furthermore, as Apple leads the way in the industry, many companies that did not previously consider the option, may start including barometers in their smartphones. If barometers become a default option in mobile devices, over time, this could prompt a significant change weather forecasting, as accurate meteorology tools could be available for a wider audience.
A barometer can measure the altitude and pressure, which allows to determine the likelihood of rain or get information on humidity levels. Since Apple is lately more concerned in offering health and sport solutions, the ability to get this data would be focused on benefiting people while they are exercising. It is clear that for iPhone users, particularly those who are into outdoor activities and sports, getting access to pressure conditions may be useful. It can also help people to find out faster what the weather is going to be like by checking their phone.
However, there is an even more interesting aspect to consider. The inclusion of these sensors could also mean that weather forecast developers can play with many possibilities and work in projects that involve weather crowdsourcing, which means that the tools included in users devices could be used to get accurate details to predict the weather globally.
Apple has introduced the use of sensors in other devices, including TouchID in iPhone 5S and GPS motion sensing chops were already in use to get altitude data. However. a barometer is set to get more precise information. There are many other specialized devices to get this type of information but the fact that the barometer in the new iPhone 6 may lead to a mainstream use of advanced technology to get accurate weather forecasts is an interesting possibility.