Details about the iWatch, the name most often used for Apple’s upcoming wearable, are strikingly few and far between at this point. But, a new report suggests that Apple may be making some big compromises when it comes to the device’s battery.
The launch of the iWatch, or whatever Apple is gearing up to call their wearable, has been a contested piece of information for months now, with reports dating back to early June suggesting it could get unveiled in October. Now, a new report says it will be in September after all.
A lot has been said about the iWatch, or iBand, or whatever other name is being bandied about right now. Unfortunately, the rumored name of the device tells us everything we need to know about Apple’s wearable right now: we don’t know anything at all.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with 48 patents covering a broad range of inventions, including a curved touch panel that would likely be used for a wearable device like the oft-rumored iWatch or a similar fitness band.
The iWatch may have started as just another smartwatch, but the most consistent rumors regarding Apple’s oft-rumored wearable device have turned it into a device far more focused on health and fitness than just an average watch. So, what’s next after wearables around your wrist? How about in your ears?
In mid-July of 2013, it was reported that several key individuals had been brought onto Apple’s team to work on the upcoming Apple’s wearable, eventually rumored to be called the iWatch. More than a year later, a pair of key developers have just confirmed their roles within Apple’s ranks, tuned towards special, specific projects.
As it stands right now, Apple’s first wearable, the oft-rumored iWatch, has managed to shy away from any leaks — unlike the iPhone 6. So, the only real information we can hang onto at this point suggesting the device’s upcoming launch are little details. Like Apple’s recent filing for HealthKit trademarks in the U.S. and Europe.