One of the biggest things that can make or break a smart watch is how long its battery lasts. This is something that Apple clearly understands as evidenced by its dissatisfaction with the Apple Watch’s current battery, but whether they like it or not, the company has still decided to shoot for a more achievable 19-hour battery, as opposed to the day or more that it was shooting for a few months ago.
A report published on Thursday reveals that the Apple Watch is loaded up with a light version of iOS codenamed SkiHill. The S1 processor on the wearable is equivalent to the Apple A5 chip employed in the current version of the Apple iPod touch, and the screen updates at a rate of 60 fps. When the Apple Watch was introduced last September, there was talk about how unhappy Apple was with the battery life of the device. At the time, an Apple spokeswoman said that the battery in the timepiece would last about a day and would require nightly charging. The same report reveals that Apple initially targeted a full day of battery life for the Apple Watch. Last year, the company hoped to achieve 2.5 to 4 hours of active application use, and a combined 19 hours of combined active/passive use. Apple hoped the watch would have a standby time of 3 days, 4 days if in sleep mode.
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