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iOS 9: iPhone will now track sexual activity

Published 09/06/2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 8, 2015. As part of new 'reproductive health' tracking, iPhones can track when exactly you had sex and whether they used protection (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 8, 2015. As part of new 'reproductive health' tracking, iPhones can track when exactly you had sex and whether they used protection (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple's iPhone will now let people track exactly how often, when and how they have sex.

As part of new "reproductive health" tracking features, Apple has added an option for "Sexual Activity". When users click on it, they can enter information on whether protection was used as well as the date and time.

Like the rest of the health tracking features, users will then be able to see that data represented on a graph or in a numerical read-out. They can then share that information with other apps, and Apple stressed in its event that it will be kept private unless users opt to share it.

The new reproductive health features were largely buried in Apple's presentation, but the lack of them in iOS was seen as a symptom of the tech industry's "women problem". Apple didn't elaborate much on what was included in them during its Worldwide Developers Conference presentation, but The Independent found the new options in the early builds that have been sent out to developers.

iOS 9 is set to be released to the public in the autumn, and includes other new features like an intelligent assistant and increases phones' overall performance. Developers have already received the software, and the public will get a chance to use it early as part of a beta programme.

Source: Independent

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Apple Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, and iOS 9 during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Apple Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks about iOS 9 during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, and iOS 9 during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, and a new iOS during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, speaks during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, and iOS 9 during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Apple Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, and iOS 9 during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, and a new iOS during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, and a new iOS during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, and a new iOS during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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