Recent reports suggested that Apple's to-be-released wearable gadget, the hugely anticipated Apple Watch, would offer a paltry battery life. With heavy usage, the Apple Watch would last only between 2.5 hours to 3.5 hours, extending up to 19 hours with conservative usage. That did not go well with the internet community, as technology enthusiasts voiced their dismay at waiting for a wonder gadget that won't last half the day on their wrist.
A new report by the 9to5Mac reveals the reason behind why the battery life of the Apple Watch is said to be so poor. The Apple S1, which is the name of the chipset being used in the wearable gadget, is apparently very powerful. In fact, the report suggests that the Apple S1 performs nearly as well as the dual-core Apple A5 chipset in the iPhone 4s (or iPod Touch 5G).
The second reason, according to the same report, is that the "Retina-class" display on the Apple Watch. Animations on the Apple Watch will be fluid, running at 60 frames per second. All this would consume a lot of battery, you guessed right.
Apple still has a more than two months until they begin selling the Apple Watch. It's too late to make any hardware revisions, but perhaps some software magic to help their upcoming gadget last a little longer would be great. After all, we all want things that last long, don't we? And carrying a dead weight on your wrist, which doesn't even tell time (once the battery runs out), doesn't sound practical. Or have I got it all wrong?