Hey DN: Let's talk Apple

7 years ago from Matt Achariam, Intent Renderer

  • 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