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Written by Nick Heer.

Apple’s FDA Meeting Sets Pulses Racing

Tim Bradshaw of the Financial Times wants you to cool your jets:

Given the range of talent that Apple has been bringing in to work on its iWatch project over the last year, the iWatch is quite possibly the reason for Jeff Williams, Apple’s COO, and four colleagues to meet with the US’ healthcare regulator in December, ahead of an expected launch later this year.

But it’s not the only possible reason. Nor, indeed, is it Apple’s first meeting with the FDA.

Good reporting from Bradshaw.

But, while recent FDA meetings might not be directly indicative of a new product, that doesn’t rule out a product which may require FDA approval. Just look at this hell of a scoop from Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac:

Apple plans for iOS 8 to include an application codenamed “Healthbook.” The software will be capable of monitoring and storing fitness statistics such as steps taken, calories burned, and miles walked. Furthermore, the app will have the ability to manage and track weight loss.

It’s going to be an interesting year.