“Apple had plenty to brag about at its event earlier this week. Bigger iPhones. Sharper screens. Faster speeds. A shiny new watch,” Brian X. Chen reports for The New York Times. “So it was particularly noticeable when Apple left out an important detail for the Apple Watch: the battery life.
“I couldn’t resist asking Timothy D. Cook this question when we met after Apple’s event on Tuesday: ‘So why did you skip over the watch’s battery life?'” Chen reports. “Mr. Cook’s response was swift: ‘I don’t think we skipped over it. I addressed it in the presentation myself. We think that based on our experience of wearing these that the usage of them will be really significant throughout the day. So we think you’ll want to charge them every night, similar to what a lot of people do with their phone.'”
Chen reports, “Mr. Cook went on to explain that this was why Apple designed a simple power-charging solution, based on magnetic induction technology.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote on Tuesday:
There is no panacea when it comes to batteries. Until the aliens bring us their technology, or fuel cells or something become viable, it’s likely we’ll be dealing with battery constraints for as long as we use batteries. So, expect at least a day’s worth of use. When you go to bed, you do what Rolex owners do with their auto watch winder cases or what most any other watch owner does: You take off your Apple Watch and put it in the same place every night and it’s ready for the next day when you awaken.
If fact, Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue reports, the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition “comes in a gorgeous jewelry box — which doubles as a charger. The back of the box has a Lightning connector, and the inside of the box has the watch’s magnetic round charger pad, standing vertically. So as you retire each night, you can just lay your gold watch into its case and let it charge.”