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Apple might use LG's stacked batteries for the iWatch, but no solar charging or curved screen

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Apple might use LG's stacked batteries for the iWatch, but no solar charging or curved screen
Apple's rumored iWatch sent the industry in a frenzy, forcing the release of numerous wearable devices before it has even been announced, or its specs and design known. The accessory is gradually being fleshed out, as we are nearing its eventual unveiling this year, but the wild speculations that it will feature some sort of solar charging help, or curved screen so we can reach something like the shape seen here, are unlikely to pan out.

"Industry sources" have tipped Korean media that Apple will use LG- and Samsung-made batteries for the iWatch, and those won't be the curved ones, but rather regular blocky Li-ion units. Well, not exactly regular, as Apple is said to be shopping for LG Chem's "stepped" batteries, as these allow higher capacities to be fitted in every nook and cranny of the respective mobile device, and helped LG stuff a huge battery in the LG G2, resulting in excellent battery life. As usual, Apple is hedging its bets, and the publication says it has also approved Tianjin Lishen Battery as a third supplier for the iWatch juicers.

Apparently, we won't have the rumored curved display on the potential iWatch either, tipped the insiders, as there was no point in curving a sub-2" panel, plus ergonomics testing has concluded it will be uncomfortable to wear for long hours on wrists of many different sizes.

source: KH via G4Games

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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 03:10 1

1. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

Now that's a bummer

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 04:08 1

2. Finalflash (Posts: 2543; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Serious bummer, so now there is even less hope of smart watches ever being useful.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:16

3. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Did you really expect them to throw all the bell and whistles into the very first version they really to the public? What would they then add on new versions to make customers feel a newer version was worth buying? Remember how the very first iPhone didn't have 3G or GPS? Now imagine if everyone thought that was as good as they'd get. Smart watches are still in their infant stage but go ahead and base your entire option of the industry on the initial product releases. In 4 years you'll see what I was talking about.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 14:43

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2138; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Square screen= failed . Curved OLED wrap around display =winner

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