AppleInsider is reporting on claims coming out of Japan that the Apple Store will begin selling accessibility-related peripherals and accessories for OS X and iOS devices in early 2016.
According to this report, there is no information on what actual products will be featured:
It is not yet clear what products or product categories Apple plans to market, though the company's current device lineup supports a broad range of hardware, from "Made for iPhone" hearing aids to braille displays.
The Made for iPhone hearing aids mentioned above would appear to be something that could sit comfortably in the Apple Store, along with alternative input devices for Mac users and large print keyboards for low vision users. Looking beyond this, you quickly move into the territory of what is more likely to be wishful thinking.
As with all Apple-related rumors, this report should be taken with a pinch of salt until we hear something definitive from Apple itself or products simply appear in the Apple Store. However, this is far from the typical topic that we see in the Apple rumor mill, so this perhaps gives it some credibility.
We have reached out to Apple to see if they can confirm this rumor. In the meantime, please post a comment to share your thoughts on this possibility and let us know what product types you realistically think that we could see Apple begin selling.