yea, I saw this news too. Should be interesting to see what direction they go. Should boost the price of BTC though when the news breaks on more mainstream sites. I removed my short positions on BTC when I saw this
Looking at all proprietary developments from Apple, I would only hypothesize that, if they're in the market for it, they are developing their own block chain tech for whatever reason. To top it off, it's probably only able to be staked on an Apple silicon processor as well, just so they own the token and power entirety—talk about decentralization if it's intended to be a currency.