Apple iWatch won’t arrive before October 2014, but it’s likely to feature wireless charging up to a meter away from the device.
After a few weeks of silence, the rumor mill has churned again about the most-talked Apple’s iWatch. According to some rumors from the East, the wearable will appear on the market in October of next year and will feature a true – not inductive – wireless charging.
The information is coming from a Chinese portal, C Technology, which isn’t reliable as much based on Apple forecasts made in recent months. The website cites, referring some anonymous informants from the production chain, Apple hasn’t set the size of iWatch display yet, but the battery has already been approved.
The first prototypes are expected to boast a power supply with a maximum capacity of 100 mAh, and many of enthusiasts find it insufficient to ensure the autonomy for an entire day. Even Samsung’s Galaxy Gear sports a battery of 315mAh and has received the most criticism for insufficient battery life.
However, there’s a factor of clear differences with the South Korean’s wearable that iWatch can be recharged up to a meter away; hence the user won’t need to remove the clock to ensure total autonomy.
Earlier, DigiTimes reported that Apple’s iWatch could arrive in stores in Q2 of 2014, whereas C Technology is hypothesizing the arrival in October, but there’s a history of possible release dates brought by sources from China. So if and when the smartwatch will be a pleasant gift for loved ones next Christmas season.
As aforementioned, the screen size is still in doubts, it seems Apple tended toward 1.5-1.7 inches depending on the version for men or women, with almost certain functions. The smartwatch is rumored to have full integration with iOS devices with the ability to manage messages and calls via Bluetooth, tools to organize daily appointments, and notifications for apps. In addition to basic functions, an array of sensors for the collection of biometric data of the user are also expected.