Report: Apple iWatch coming next October

Report: Apple iWatch coming next October
A published report out of China on Friday, says that the long rumored Apple iWatch will finally be launched in October 2014. According to a source who is said to have a good track record with leaks involving Apple, the Cupertino based tech titan is testing two different prototypes of the iOS powered timepiece. Both are equipped with a 100mAh battery, which is roughly one-third of the 315mAh capacity of the cell on the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. And despite an update last month that improved the Galaxy Gear's battery life, it still is the subject of some complaints. In other words, if a 315mAh battery doesn't provide enough battery life on Samsung's smartwatch, what can 100mAh bring to the iWatch?

There might be some response from Apple to this subject matter. The report out of China insists that the Apple iWatch will be able to support wireless charging from 3.2 feet away. This would mean that the wireless charging would not be based on Qi's standards, but would use a magnetic resonance system similar to what Samsung is rumored to be using for its smartphones starting in the middle of next year. If you had enough chargers, you could set them up in certain areas of your home or in your car or office, and the watch could recharge once you were within range.

We caution you to take this report with a grain of salt since at this point, reports about what the iWatch will look like or its functions are speculation. Even those who claim to have seen the watch with their own two eyes don't know if what they were looking at was a prototype that could be changed before it is released.


source: Ctech.cn (translated), GforGames via TheRegister

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17 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Hmm, I wonder what apple is going to do to differentiate their smart watches from the competition. As far as am concerned. Aside the media trying to always make Samsung look bad the galaxy gear is a very beautiful looking product. They said on this site it was bulky and heavy yet when I saw it in person it looked rather too small for a watch since my regular fossil looked way bigger on my rest. Sometimes I wonder what Sammy did to piss American tech sites like phonearena.com so much. The gear is everything a smart watch is supposed to be. Let's wait and see what Apple does and how you guys are going to praise them very little to know addition to the smart watch bandwagon.

4. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I agree, the media shines the galaxy gear in bad light but its not that bad

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The Galaxy gear looked predictable, has bad battery life, cost too much and was tied to one phone when it was released. Other than making phone calls, it's not really much different than what we have seen before. It lacked that wow factor. As a matter of fact, the galaxy gear put a bad taste in my mouth about smart watches period. They need to focus more on design and not be all about specs, specs, specs. This is a watch, not a smartphone. People will where it as jewelry first and a smartwatch second. Geeks don't understand this. Samsung didn't get everything wrong though. They just need to take what they have, simplify it, make it sexy like a mavado/seiko/Rolex, etc and give it multiple days battery life. Or, they could at least make it look like the prototype they submitted.

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

With all due respect, but there is nothing beautiful about that watch. Actually, it reminds me of the watches you used to get inside Cracker Jack boxes, or bubble gum machines, with the compass.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Gear stainless steel and toughen glass is indeed my cup of tea. Anyway to each his own. Stop the hate.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Apple iWatch - Fragmentation on your wrist.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

xperiaDROID - trolling on what's on your wrist.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

With the most expensive smart watch

3. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

OMG!!! If THAT is the iwatch then I am so getting one

5. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

imma get a pebble keep it original !!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"Imma"? "I'm going to" sounds much better

15. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yeah i know but at the time it was easier for me to use imma !!

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mos def less typing. See what I did there lol ;) +1

6. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

"Apple iWatch will be able to support wireless charging from 3.2 feet away" awesome, pretty much the same tech being used by Rezence

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The only thing that doesn't make sense about this report is that it will come out in October. That's fine, but why in the world would you release all of your products within two months of each other and leave the rest of the year blank. Either they are going to move around launch dates of their product, or this is inaccurate sorry. They should move the iPhone launch back to the summer, keep the ipad launch the same and itv and I watch earlier in the year.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Call Tim Cook, and tell him that. Better yet, schedule a board meeting, and lay out your plans.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If it looks anything like that concept, it's game over, lights out. I'll be buying two of em.

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