We have been hearing rumors about Apple’s iWatch and that the device is expected to debut later this year. Not much is known about the device for now, save for speculation about its specs and features. One of the rumors is that the device could sport a round design, similar to that of Motorola’s Moto 360, and another rumored feature is wireless charging, which once again is also supposedly how the Moto 360 will charge itself as well.
In any case according to the latest rumors out of China, they are claiming that Apple is currently testing wireless charging coils which could be used in the iWatch. Luxshare, one of Apple’s suppliers has reportedly sent the Cupertino company wireless charging coils for certification and approval, and if given the greenlight, it is expected to make its way into the device. Luxshare is also said to be providing the wireless charging modules to Apple as well.
One of the alleged issues with the iWatch is its battery life. Last we heard, Apple was having difficulties with its battery and only managed to get 1-2 days of battery life on a single charge, which is apparently not up to Apple’s standards. Instead the company is trying to figure out how to get battery life up to 4-5 days on a single charge.
However with wireless charging, Apple could make charging the device a lot easier and hassle free compared to having to keep plugging it into a charger, thus making a potentially short battery life a bit more bearable. Then again given how Samsung was given so much grief over the Galaxy Gear’s battery life, we’re pretty sure this is not a road Apple wants to head down.
Take it with a grain of salt for now, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more iWatch rumors, so check back with us at a later date for the details! In the meantime how do you guys feel about a wireless charging iWatch? Yay or nay?