Apple Watch battery life may be "a hardware-side compromise"
posted by Michael H. / Sep 16, 2014, 4:24 PM
The New York Times cites an unnamed former Apple designer who is saying that the problems with battery life stem from "a hardware-side compromise". The former designer still has ties to the company and says that Jony Ive's design team may have beaten out the concerns from the hardware team when it came to deciding on a larger watch body or a smaller battery. This is a change from what has happened in the past with Apple. Previously, the hardware team had tended to win when it came to an issue like this. For example, the design team wanted to offer wireless headphones with an old iPod, but that idea was scrapped because it would reduce battery life.Even before we find out the truth about the device's battery life, the blame game has begun. A new report from
Of course, the reasoning won't really matter to consumers, just the actual battery usage potential. Apple still has time to optimize the software more, but Apple has also said that the Watch can do much more than what has already been announced, meaning more features that will be taxing that battery.
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Watch iTrolls defend Apple LOL
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 4:27 PM 22
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posted on Sep 16, 2014, 4:36 PM 14
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Personally... I much prefer to iGnore iGnorant iTrolls as much as possible, but much like flies... You just have to swat those little pest away from time to time. Anyway... Looks like all those inane boasts from the RDF about Apple's 'wearable' being the be-all/end-all of modern technology is suddenly met with the realities of Apple's TRUE engineering abilities, much like the completely lackluster/bloated design of the Apple Watch. Oh Well... My Qualcomm TOQ consistently delivers 4 to 6 days between charges... With the Display Always On.
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 4:41 PM 10
A troll talking about trolling, how meta.
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 5:04 PM 5
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One of the dumbest articles ever. it's ALWAYS a compromise between hardware (size) and battery life. Thanks for reminding us though PA,
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 4:32 PM 2
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Except, it wasn't so long ago that Apple users claimed that Apple didn't compromise, that they wouldn't release a product before it was ready and perfect, that they didn't put out beta software, etc... All of those theories have been shot to hell the last two years.
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 7:14 PM 1
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Apple should come up with Solar as many companies will follow suit. This will eliminate the need for a large battery.
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 4:40 PM 1
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So it's ridiculously overpriced AND the battery life is going to suck?! Way to go Apple. Every time I think you're done showing your fans how all you want is their money and don't care about them, you go and show them again. But the iFans will defend this to the death as usual. Mxy? Darkk? Anyone? Bueller?
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 4:44 PM 4
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The way that charger connects is awesome. I can't wait to get my aluminum one, with a white band, game over. Hey BobbyDigital! Don't start a sentence with "But".
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 4:48 PM 3
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See Post 1
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 4:58 PM 7
Seriously... a magnet with induction charger is awesome? I'm not a troller and I do think the watch has some nifty engineering. But the charger???
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 5:48 PM 2
I don't hate it, why would I hate a good solution to a charger, wouldn't call it amazing though ;) I know it's a battle between Samsung and Apple, sometimes it's difficult to be neutral in this. Say something good about Apple and the Samsung camp is all over you. Say something bad about Apple and the Apple camp is all over you (and the Samsung camp thinks you support them) It's all about brands these days, we love & hate all these companies, yet they couldn't care less about us (as long as we consume their products). Ps I do think the magsafe charger in macbooks was a wonderfull idea. I broken one or two charger plugs from laptops in my life.
posted on Sep 16, 2014, 6:15 PM 0
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