Hey DN: Let's talk Apple

7 years ago from Matt Achariam, Intent Renderer

  • Erik ShawErik Shaw, 7 years ago

    The iPhone is "required with Apple Watch."

    9 points
    • Taylor LapeyreTaylor Lapeyre, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

      I have a mediocre theory as to why this is the case.

      Clearly, battery life is going to be a huge issue with the Watch. The size of the watch and the functionality that they showed just don't jive well together. If the watch was operated exclusively by an in-body battery, it might last a 4-5 hours of use.

      This is where the iPhone comes in. My suspicion is that the Watch and iPhone will work in tandem - the iPhone lending its processing power and transmitting the resulting data over to the watch, which just has to display things in a pretty way.

      This way, the watch battery just has to focus on powering the display and sensors, and the iPhone can compute things in the background with - and this is key - its screen off. Therefore saving battery power itself.

      For any of this to work, the phone probably definitely has to be an iPhone.

      6 points
    • Julie RobertsJulie Roberts, 7 years ago

      On the plus side, maybe they'll include some sort of way to find the phone when it gets misplaced in the couch, car, upstairs, etc. Maybe a Marco Polo like vibrating as you get closer to it.

      3 points