Apple reportedly working to improve Watch’s ‘about a day’ battery life before launch

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On September 9, Apple was busy on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California announcing several new products, including the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. But, they also announced a new wearable, the Apple Watch, but one key factor was missing from the reveal.

While many onlookers waiting or Apple to reveal the battery life were left wanting, it may have been a planned omission, if a new report from Re/code is to be believed. According to the post published on September 10, the Watch gets “about a day” battery life “right now,” but that Apple is still trying to get that to change before the device launches in early 2015.

While Apple was adamant about not revealing the battery life for the Watch on stage, or even when on-hand demonstrations were taking place, Re/code reached out to Apple to try to glean any details they could, and Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris replied, saying that Apple expects owners to charge the device nightly:

There’s a lot of new technology packed into Apple Watch and we think people will love using it throughout the day,” Kerris said. “We anticipate that people will charge nightly which is why we designed an innovative charging solution that combines our MagSafe technology and inductive charging.

With a battery life in that range, do you expect to buy the Watch when it launches in 2015, starting at $349?

[via Re/code]

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