A Way to “Reserve Power” for The Apple Watch and Other Developments According to The NYT

It is just one week so that we will see the final presentation of the Apple Watch and the rumors come out right and left. This time, a means of the caliber of the New York Times has spoken with three employees directly involved in the development Watch the company in California. The revelations are interesting, because they give a vision interna on how was its development as well as some details about the team.

According to these sources, the employees say that it was a great challenge to try to get a lot of sensors within a chip the size of a stamp. In the end, the poor reliability of sensors and its bulky size made that they were abandoned 18 months ago. For its launch scheduled in April, Apple Watch will feature a sensor heart rate and movements, designed for athletes.

New sensors would make his appearance in successive versions

It is more likely that Apple is already working on a new version of the Watch and that some of those sensors have been disposed in a first phase his appearance to make the coming year. It is something that we know what happens with the iPhone, since at least Ive design team develops and “plays” with new models constantly.

It is also surprising to know how tests conducted outside the premises of Cupertino for as the clock passed unnoticed. To keep the secret about his tests, Apple engineers have created a series of covers to resemble competitors watches. In particular, they resembled Samsung smartwatches.

Not surprisingly, the development of new technological products to suffer delays until its release. But the Times echoes that the hiring of key personnel by Nest (acquired by Google) must not have been precisely an aid. Among them is Bryan James, former director of iPod software. Despite this, Apple has with Kevin Lynch as head of software, former Executive of Adobe, and we could see during the presentation of the Apple Watch in September.

The challenge of the battery

Since the beginning of the project, the Apple Watch battery was one of the critical points of its development. During its beginnings, the company’s Apple designers and engineers were shuffling the possibility of use solar energy as a method of recharging.

This system would have provided a greater autonomy but I doubt that it was able to compensate a screen and a chip as the current consumption. Were it not for the reason that is, Apple ended up preferring boot from induction we know, which using a magnetic system that adheres to the back of the clock without connectors or caps.

Many users criticized the autonomy with which has decided to settle for Tim Cook company for your new device. The CEO of Apple said last year that we end up charging it every night. A few weeks ago data leaked on his long:

Autonomy waiting Autonomy continuous standard use Autonomy continued intensive use Autonomy continuous sports use
7: 00 pm 3.5 hours 2.5 hours 4 hours

Although it’s not official data, we can see that those 19 hours they would exceed the full day, taking into account other 7 hours for sleep. The duration in standard continuous and intensive use means using the clock steadily for 3.5 and 2.5 hours respectively. It is a clock, we will give you will become much more sporadic than an iPhone.

To assist in the work, the NYT says that Apple has an ACE up his sleeve:

The company has also developed a functionality yet announce call “Power reserve”, a low power mode which will show only the time, according to an employee.

We know nothing more about this low battery operation mode, in which we assume You can run apps, notifications or any other type of upper property. Be able to use functions as Apple Pay and open our car? We will have to wait for the next day 9 out of doubt.