When Tim Cook announced the Apple Watch on Tuesday night, he briefly touched on charging the watch every night, which has left a lot of people wondering just how long its battery life is. While Apple has not confirmed any specific battery life figures, a spokesperson has said that the Apple Watch is designed to be charged every night — implying that it has a battery life of less than 24 hours.
Speaking to Re/code Apple spokesperson Nat Kerris said “We anticipate that people will charge nightly which is why we designed an innovative charging solution that combines our MagSafe technology and inductive charging.” Kerris reportedly declined to offer any set figures when asked.
While this isn’t a confirmation of a day-long battery life, it certainly doesn’t sound particularly great. According to Re/code sources have come forward and said that this isn’t something Apple is happy with either, and is continuously tweaking and improving the Apple Watch in order to make the battery life as good as it can be. That certainly explains why they’re being so secretive about it.
At the moment, it doesn’t sound like particularly good news. That being said the Apple Watch isn’t actually due to be released until some time next year, and it could be six or seven months before we actually see the device available for sale. That is plenty of time for Apple to make significant improvements to both the Apple Watch itself, and its battery life.
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