tech2 News StaffSep 08, 2014 09:46:11 IST
As we get closer to Apple's event slated for September 9, the more we hear about its highly anticipated iWatch. A new report by TheInformation now suggests that employees related to the matter have set low expectations when it comes to the iWatch's battery life. However, there is no word on how long the battery will last upon one complete charge.
For a wearable like a smartwatch, battery life plays a crucial role. "Poor battery life is one of the chief complaints about Motorola's new Moto 360 watch, which uses Google's new Android Wear operating system," points out AppleInsider.
This doesn't come as a surprise, as it is known that one of the prime problems with smartwatches fitted with a color touchscreen is battery life. So, it is quite possible that the iWatch may face similar issues. On the contrary, devices like Pebble that come without a display, offer battery life for up to a week.
Some of the early reports revealed that Apple is testing different types of charging mechanisms like induction, motion and solar charging. The most recent report by Wall Street Journal says, “Apple plans to include short-range wireless technology in its coming smartwatch, according to people familiar with the matter.” The report also adds that “NFC wireless is central to Apple’s plans to offer so-called tap-to-pay into its mobile devices.”
The report further reaffirms that the iWatch will be unveiled next week, but will be available only next year. We won't have to wait too long to find out as the Apple event is only a couple of days away. Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the iWatch.
Another report, exclusively by Vanity Fair, reveals that Marc Newson will be joining Apple's design team led by Jonathan Ive. Both Newson and Ive are believed to be close friends and have worked together in the past. "Newson, who will continue to be based in the United Kingdom, will be an employee of Apple, and will be frequently traveling to the company’s Cupertino, California, headquarters. The industrial designer has had his work archived by MoMA, and has been commissioned by Ford, Nike, and Qantas Airways, among others," the report said.
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