Rumors about the iWatch keep coming in, despite the fact that Apple hasn’t so much as hinted if it is going to jump on the wearable device bandwagon in 2014. Last week it was rumored that perhaps iWatch will come with solar charging capabilities, it was also claimed that perhaps the battery would be charged by harnessing energy produced by the users’ swinging arm. According to new reports coming out of Korea, apparently the company isn’t going for any of this, instead its relying on more traditional lithium-ion battery.
The source doesn’t entirely rule out the possibility of solar charging, but believes that it may exist simply as a supplementary source of power as opposed to the primary one. LG Chem, Samsung SDI and Tianjin Lishen Battery will reportedly be tasked with producing the batteries, which may use LG’s stepped battery technology. LG elaborated on stepped batteries when it unveiled the G2 smartphone last year, basically the battery makes use of available space by packing layers close together, thus improving battery life. Apple has apparently opted for this technology because it offers more longevity and can be applied for in different shapes. The report also claims that iWatch is not going to have a curved display, contrary to popular belief. Previous rumors suggest that Apple may release the iWatch around the second half of 2014.
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