Your Apple iPhone will soon be able to smell and taste

Your Apple iPhone will soon be able to smell and taste
A company called Adamant Technologies has designed a new processor for the Apple iPhone that can take smells and tastes and digitize them. This will allow iPhone users to identify certain tastes and smells using their smartphone. The processor has over 2,000 sensors that it uses for smelling as opposed to 400 in the average human nose. The company, based in San Francisco, will be rolling out chips from a plant in Austin, Texas and in a year or two it will have apps designed to use with the chips.

Additionally, Adamant will manufacture an accessory that plugs into the Apple iPhone, and when used with certain apps, will allow users to check their own breath for halitosis and will also show what caused the bad breath. Other apps, priced at $100 or less, will allow diabetics to test their blood sugar level and allow those drinking to get a up-to-date reading on blood-alcohol levels.

Venture Capitalist Vinad Khosla helped Adamant raise $2.5 million last year with the next financing round expected to bring in more cash later this year. Can you smell that? It smells like the sweet scent of success for the company.

source: BusinessInsider via CNET

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71 Comments

1. fsahin

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Iphone users need such sensitive sensors, because they don't even feel how much they are screwed by Apple:)

37. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I think you're wrong, they do feel it. They're just used to so much pounding that they've been desensitized to getting screwed; pretty much like the average promiscuous slutty Apple user.

3. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

I'm all for innovation, but what is the point of this? How about we focus on innovating things that actually have a use in the real world?

7. synthetic_llama

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Well, if this can be used for detecting carbon dioxide and tell level warnings with those 2,000 senors. I think it could be pretty beneficial.

25. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I think they already have a bluetooth connecting thing that has a lot of different attachable heads, one of which is a carbon monoxide detector, it seems more sensible to put that in a potentially lethal room compared to your phone, I think

13. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

This is important because it will be able to distinguish a bad Apple; and, will all those bad Apple s out there, it's sure to get rotten to the core.

14. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

I think its really cool and unique,

34. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I completely agree, think of all the dates you can get when you pull out your iPhone at a soirée with the opposite sex (assuming you're into the opposite sex), and you tell chicks you can smell their green Earth.

4. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Your Apple iPhone will soon be able to work without you...

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

My question is how does the iPhone become so aware? Is Adamant going to supply their bits to Apple to incorporate into the next iPhone? An add-on device that plugs into the iPhone? Or? Further, is Adamant going to be iPhone bigoted? If so, that strikes me as rather short-sighted, and outright dumb. No wonder they only raised $2.5 million.

6. shamu11

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

I wonder what they are going to name such a technology...The iSmell, smellosessor, smell for iphone, bad breath eliminator v2.0

8. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

All I see is jocks sending each other fart messages.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The iPhone already smells. *RIMSHOT* j/k

10. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

what about nokia moprh?

11. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Coo. Now it knows that its being s**tted on by Samsung. Lol

12. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Whats that smell? Oh its the GS4 , Note 3 and Android taking a dump on me. Haha

16. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

i dont think so bcs all this only rumors iphone is getting old and boring UI

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Alan - the VC's first name is Vinod. Could you update your article to reflect that? Mis-spelling someone's name in some cultures is bordering on being obscene. At a minimum, it is disrespectful. You probably wouldn't want your name spelled Alainis, would you?

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Lol it reminds me how people used to play with the name Alarm switching L and N....

32. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Well it could be worse than 'Alainis'; someone with dyslexia might inadvertently type Ånal for Alan.

19. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

" Other apps, priced at $100 or less, will allow diabetics to test their blood sugar level and allow those drinking to get a up-to-date reading on blood-alcohol levels." This is going to be pretty helpful, I hope it could become available for android too.

21. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

OK sorry I had to let out this one: Finally the possibilities of telling who farted in the office! No more letting careless gas go out without though for the rest! Thou shall be notified! And best of all the android version with the help of Google now will place the contact card for those who farted

22. Igneel unregistered

I see only comments bashing iPhones, Apple, blah blah.. Why can't you guys be amazed of this feature? Or at least the tech? Give it a 'wow'! So what if it's from Apple? Maybe there will be some health practical use. It might not be for you all-healthy people, but think about those who have problems and has to check themselves every hours. This might be helpful.. Well, before jumping into any more conclusion, let's just wait for the final product and see.

30. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It's nothing new, every Apple website gets bashed, Go away....!

40. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

gets bashed by sad pathetic kids like you who have nothing in life so have to troll to make themselves feel better your a tragic case seriously

46. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Oh why don't you go drop your iPhone in some horse manure and iSmellz it.

52. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Lmfao.

51. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Look whose talking WP8 Apple police old age pensioner...

53. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Look there's no Apple defenders! Where are all the Apple fans gone......? It's all Android Fandroids in here....?

72. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

PLEASE tell me how being able to digitally "smell" something has ANY practical use in the real world. I'll give you the blood testing, that's pretty useful but come onnnnn

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