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iWatch Update: Apple Reportedly Testing Solar and Magnetic Induction Charging
Apple's most charismatic device in the making, iWatch, could feature some new and innovative battery charging options, including use of magnetic induction and solar charging options, The New York Times reported on Sunday.
Unlike Samsung, which had launched its smart watch in 2013, Apple, on the other hand, has been busy testing different charging options before the final availability of so-called 'iWatch'.
According to the New York Times, Apple has been busy testing "a method to charge the battery wirelessly with magnetic induction". Though, there is nothing new about the charging method. Nokia's top-end handsets, including the Lumia 1520 posses wireless charging capabilities.
Sources also revealed that the smart watch is expected to have a curved glass screen, and the decision behind coming up with to such curve display is to add a solar-charging layer to that screen, which would give power to the device in daylight.
Late last year, Apple was supposedly looking out for talented engineers with experience in solar industry.
Additionally, the Cupertino-based tech giant is also said to be working a charging method that uses movement. The report sheds light on a patent that was filed by Apple in 2009. Interestingly, according to patent, a person's hand movement could generate power to the device.
Meanwhile, LG is rumored to manufacturer the display of Apple's dream iWatch. In another report, the iWatch is said to be health/fitness related device. Nothing much is known about its internal hardware just yet.