Why Jim Cramer Thinks Apple Should Stick to Healthcare

Here's why Jim Cramer thinks that Apple should stick to healthcare instead of autonomous driving.
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Early Thursday, Apple (AAPL) - Get Report announced that it was laying off workers on the Titan program, which focuses on autonomous cars. 

TheStreet's Joseph Woelfel reported on the layoffs.

An Apple spokesperson acknowledged the layoffs at Project Titan but told CNBC it still sees opportunity in the space.

"We have an incredibly talented team working on autonomous systems and associated technologies at Apple. As the team focuses their work on several key areas for 2019, some groups are being moved to projects in other parts of the company, where they will support machine learning and other initiatives, across all of Apple," the spokesperson said.

"We continue to believe there is a huge opportunity with autonomous systems, that Apple has unique capabilities to contribute, and that this is the most ambitious machine learning project ever," the spokesperson added.

Jim Cramer said that he thinks that the company should stick to healthcare.

Curious where that came from? On Mad Money last Tuesday, Cramer had a segment on why Apple should buy Epic Systems.

Scott Rutt wrote:

Cramer posited that perhaps Apple, an Action Alerts PLUS holding, should buy the privately-held medical records company, Epic Systems, and revolutionize healthcare by making a true universal medical records system. He said the response was so overwhelming that the idea deserved a follow up.

Apple is a beacon of innovation and empowerment, Cramer reiterated, and healthcare, as Apple CEO Tim Cook put it, may indeed be Apple's greatest contribution to humanity. Devices like the Apple Watch are are being tested by companies like Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - Get Report , which just last week announced a new collaboration with Apple to study atrial fibrillation. These studies could be just the beginning for Apple.

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