|6 April 2016|

USA

The latest technology collaboration between Apple and Major League Baseball (MLB) was announced last week.

It will see the introduction of the iPad Pro into all 30 Major League dugouts and bullpens and marks the first-ever on-field integration of next generation technology, putting advance scouting video and customisable reports at the fingertips of all managers, coaches and players.

Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred said:”Our collaboration with Apple on the use of iPad Pro in dugouts and bullpens is part of our ongoing effort to introduce extraordinary technology into our game. We are pleased that Apple’s groundbreaking products, which have already improved the access that fans have to our sport, will now inform the decisions that make our games interesting and exciting throughout the year.”

“iPad is our vision for the future of personal computing, and we are so excited to be working with Major League Baseball to put this incredible technology into all of their dugouts and bullpens this season,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With iPad Pro and the new MLB Dugout app, managers, coaches, and players will have unprecedented access to statistics, data, and scouting videos right at the touch of their fingers and when it matters most, during the game.”

And the MLB also confirmed that new wearables for use during games will be introduced this season. They will monitor heart rates and pick up the techniques causing certain injuries.