Apple Inc. (AAPL) Still Working Out Battery Life For Watch; Rumored 19 Hrs, 2.5 ‘Heavy’ Use

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While launching Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Watch in September last year, the company’s CEO, Tim Cook, took specific care, not to mention anything on the specifications of the device though he talked about its features. This set off rumors on the battery life of the devices which he later clarified would have to be charged every day. The latest rumor goes further about the battery life of the Apple Watch.

Mixed Usage

For about four months, the technology bellwether chose to remain tight lipped. However, some light was shed by people familiar with the plans of Apple indicating that the company was targeting a battery life of 19 hours of mixed usage. Importantly, the company’s objective seemed to get 2.5 – 4 hours in ‘active’ use of the app, four days in sleep mode and three days in standby.

However, there seems to be some doubt and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s first-generation models may struggle to reach its goals. The current indication is that power-saving passive modes can offer three days of battery life. For the heavy load, battery life of Apple Watch might fall to 2.5 hours while standard use would last approximately 3.5 hours.

Performance Mix

Apple appeares to be under the process of modifying its software to offer the right mix of performance, as well as, battery life. For instance, the company was aiming four hours of nonstop exercise tracking when connected with an iPhone. This meant that raw data was handled via the handset for processing.

Though Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has not yet announced the release date for its Apple Watch, the battery life rumors add fuel to the fire that the company is facing some technical issues that are preventing it from announcing a firm launch date.

Viraj Shah

Viraj Shah has completed M.Com (Finance) and is currently pursuing his CFP. He tracks US markets along with other global markets like India very closely. He is very passionate about stocks, real estate, and technology. He also believes that money can always be made in the market.

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