Apple barely got FDA approval for the Watch 4’s ECG in time for the unveiling last week

Apple Watch Series 4

In the days leading up to Apple's splashy fall product event last week, members of the company's watch team were probably sweating bullets. Because the signature new feature of the watch, the ability to take an electrocardiogram reading, apparently didn't get the all-important green light from the Food and Drug Administration until ... less than 24 hours before show time.

That's according to Fast Company writer Mark Sullivan, who apparently overheard an Apple employee talking about how close they cut it outside the Steve Jobs Theatre after the event. "I understood the man's anxiety better when I saw that the FDA's classification letters to Apple were dated September 11," Mark wrote in a piece online today. "Apple's event was September 12."

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