Apple CEO Tim Cook's vision for health-care services has gotten a stamp of approval from a past chief of the tech giant.
John Sculley, who helmed the company from 1983 to 1993, told CNBC on Thursday that Cook is "absolutely onto something" with his plans to inject Apple into the health-care space and that "it may well be the great legacy that he's talking about."
In an exclusive interview earlier this week, Cook told Mad Money's Jim Cramer that "Apple's greatest contribution to mankind" will be in health services, an area that the company has been increasingly focused on in recent years.
"I believe … [it will] go from curiosity to useful to indispensable," Sculley said on "Squawk Alley." "And indispensable means it's got to do things that are significantly more capable in terms of health and preventative care than what we have today — with wearable devices or things [that] enable people to do more self-diagnosis, where the consumer can have a bigger role, just as they have in other industries."