Apple's latest patent filing suggest that it's working on a new Bluetooth protocol for iWatch
posted by Chris P. / Nov 07, 2013, 6:59 AM
Design, precisely, is what Apple will undoubtedly shoot for, though this facet of the package has proven difficult to solve for the rest of the current pioneers, like Sony and Samsung. This has resulted in passable, but somewhat chubby looks. Apple may be looking to push the boundaries on that last front, thanks to a new patent it filed just today. The patent in question describes a new protocol for Bluetooth-equipped devices, that may bring significant increases in efficiency, by pairing said devices on demand only. Whether this will work seamlessly in the background, or you'll have to do this manually isn't known at this point, though we'd guess the former is a surer bet.
Granted that the engineers working on the iWatch succeed in integrating such functionality, we could be see battery, one of the chubbiest components in a smartwatch or otherwise, shrink, letting Apple's outstanding design crew work their magic.
There's currently no word on when we might see the iWatch, though it's probably safe to say that we'll have to wait for 2014. In the meantime, Apple's arch-rival, Google, is said to be hard at work on their own smartwatch, that we could see by the end of the year.
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hopefully it will be longer than a 10 hour battery life
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 7:48 AM 3
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Assuming that's a jab at Galaxy Gear, it actually lasts whole lot more than 10 hours
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 5:49 PM 2
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Gear last 25 hours. I started work at 8am reach home about 9 plus. The remaining charge is 73% to 78%. Samsung battery are great that why Apple keep coming back to buy from them. Gear is very useful and i will buy the gear 2 when its release next year.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 9:47 PM 0
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Wow, a patent on checking for stuff every x amount of time instead of continuously! I've never seen any other device do that before! Patent granted!
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 8:25 AM 3
Seriously do we have to know every patent that Apple patent?
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 9:38 AM 1
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Waiting for it. Apple is leading the innovation.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 8:46 AM 6
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in their own claims as if most of their innovations are just copies from the others and one good example was their touch ID they claimed the patent as they own but motorola has it 3 yrs ago in one of their smartphones
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 3:08 PM 2
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That Design WOW!!!! I love it
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 8:56 AM 1
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You do know it's not designed by Apple? ;)
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 9:42 AM 1
This is one of those very very very rare moments when I actually want Apple to show Samsung, Sony and the others how to design thin, slim, good-looking watches. Yes, it will be overpriced. Yes, because of apple's arrogance it will be only possible to pair it with an ios device. But it might drive the other companies to follow suit and instead of packing 60000 features - to pack just the right ones, just the right way and in the right shape.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 11:03 AM 0
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here's some news for you.. while yes Apple really pushed the smart phone craze.. the other companies don't NEED Apple to show them the way. If apple suddenly imploded and disappeared, I think innovation and the tech world would carry on just fine.
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 11:36 AM 2
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So when A patented comes by android it's all innovation but when one comes to Apple it's all hail y'all need to grow up android is not the whole mobile space y'all brag about competition but when Apple BlackBerry Windows phone steps in y'all have a issue which is ironically funny because android is about choice
posted on Nov 19, 2013, 9:21 PM 0
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