Would-be Apple Watch owners had best get used to the idea of having another gadget they’ll need to recharge regularly, after the tech giant’s CEO disclosed the battery will need juicing-up every day.
In a Q&A at the WSJD Live Conference, Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal that Apple Watch users are “going to wind up charging it daily”, meaning smartphone-style overnight charges will be a fact of life.
Although unlikely to damage sales unduly, some had hoped that battery life would be longer. And while it’s fair to say that standard digital-watch-style longevity is a pipe dream right now, a weekly charging cycle would undoubtedly make the Apple Watch a much more welcome presence in folk's lives.
That’s certainly the kind of between-charges timetable you can expect if you shell out for a Pebble or Pebble Steel smartwatch. Although, naturally these offer comparatively limited functionality and trade the Apple’s Watch’s lush screen for less resource-sapping monochrome numbers.
News of Apple’s plans come amid rumours that it is collaborating with long-time partner Nike on a slab of wearable technology, most likely a Nike-branded version of the Apple Watch.
Whispers we’ve heard suggest this could be unveiled in time for Christmas, but isn’t likely to go on sale until next year alongside the three Watch variants Apple unveiled back in September.
Wall Street Journal
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