Steve Jobs' healthcare experience is the real reason for the Apple Watch

Apple is known for its innovations. But what exactly inspires Apple's employees to create its products?

In a recent article for TIME, Creative Strategies President Tim Bajarin uncovers that the motivation behind the Apple Watch is rooted in Steve Jobs' experience in healthcare.

Mr. Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004 and died in 2011. Although his knowledge of the Apple Watch is unclear, his lengthy time in the healthcare system gave him the opportunity to discover the disconnectedness between patients, providers and information. Mr. Jobs' findings spurred the company on to find "ways to deliver on Jobs' goal of making their customers healthier by using technology to help monitor and track health-related data points," according to the report.

Due in part to Mr. Jobs, Apple is clearly invested in the healthcare realm, and according to Mr. Bajarin, "[i]f Apple's current leaders are successful with their healthcare focus, the company's impact on the world could be Jobs' greatest legacy."

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