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Apple iWatch release date tipped for October 2014

The Apple Watch could benefit from wireless charging when it launches in October next year.

According to new information, the Apple Watch will feature wireless charging functionality, something that has yet to be included in any Apple product so far.

If this is true, it would allow you to charge the iWatch from up to one meter away from the charging pad, making a little more convenient to charge overnight.

What is worrying is that Apple is reportedly testing a prototype Apple Watch with a rather measly 100mAh battery. To put this into perspective, the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch has a 315mAh battery and will only last a day at a push.

Of course, with a rumoured release date scheduled for October 2014 Apple’s wearable tech is still a fair way off so the final battery size is bound to change before that time. If an October 2014 release date is correct, you could see the iWatch launch alongside the iPhone 6S.

According to the Ctech source, Apple has already been testing two prototypes of the Apple Watch with varying screen sizes.

Apple has yet to decide what screen size would be the most appropriate for the Apple Watch, but previous rumours suggested the Cupertino company is experimenting with two iWatch sizes: a 1.3-inch screen size for women and 1.7-inches for a male version.

The Samsung Galaxy Gear has a 1.63-inch display and the Sony SmartWatch 2 has a slightly smaller 1.6-inch screen.

iWatch rumours went into overdrive lately as Apple reportedly signed Nike FuelBand designer Ben Shaffer to work on the iWatch.

This would support recent speculation that the iWatch will have a strong focus on wellness and fitness apps.

However, the hire was neither confirmed by Nike nor Apple, so this has to be taken with a pint of salt as usual.

Read more: Apple iWatch features – What do you want to see?

Via: G4Games

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