Apple’s much–rumoured iWatch will launch in October 2014, making its debut at the same time as the next-generation iPhone 6. That’s according to a report from Chinese tech site C Technology, which served up a series of nailed on predictions about the iPhone 5s earlier this year.
While details about the iWatch remain scarce, Chinese sources say that Apple is looking into a wireless charging solution. The aim would be to power up the smart watch a metre away from a power source. That suggests it could draw juice from an iPhone or iPad.
Word is the battery will be a small 100mAh effort, about a third of the size of the paltry model found inside Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. That battery has led to Sammy’s smart watch being dismissed for lacking decent charge skills.
The report says that battery life is a concern for Cupertino, with Tim Cook and co actively searching for ways to boost it to around four or five days.
With new smart watches from Samsung, Sony and possibly Google due in the next 12 months, Apple will be desperate to get everything spot on with its first attempt, creating an iPhone moment. The question is, is the demand for wearable tech really that high? Hopefully we’ll know by October next year.