Apple and IBM’s latest partnership is about helping Japanese seniors with iPads

Apple, IBM, and Japan Post are teaming up forĀ an ambitious project aimed at connecting Japanese seniors through customized iPad software. The project will employ iPad apps written by IBM and integrated into Japan Post’s existing services, helping seniors coordinate services like household maintenance, medical services and caregiving. Japan Post is the country’s largest postal delivery services, and also handles many basic caregiving services for seniors. The new apps will also integrate with existing Apple services like FaceTime. Japan Post CEO Taizo Nishimuro described the goal as “designing experiences that are easy to use for seniors, the kind of intuitive experience the iPad is famous for.”

The project was announced at IBM’s new…

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