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Apple unwraps ‘Healthkit’ alongside Mac, iPhone features

By Christina Farr and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Monday took the wraps off mobile applications that pool and analyze health and home data, kicking off an annual developers’ conference lacking in big surprises, despite hopes the iPhone maker would offer a glimpse into its secretive pipeline of products. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and software-engineering boss Craig Federighi told several thousand developers about new features that come with the latest “Yosemite” Mac platform and iOS8, the software that powers the iPhone and iPad. Apple shares slid 0.7 percent to close at $628.65. “Those of us that are interested in health need a platform for sharing information.” On Monday, executives talked about “Healthkit,” which will pull together data such as blood pressure and weight now collected by a growing number of healthcare apps on the iPhone or iPad.

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