Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Apple’s future smartwatch likely to run on solar power: report

HTC prepping a smartwatchShould the Cupertino, California-based company decide to launch a smartwatch, the device is likely to be equipped with an eco-friendly power source never before seen on an Apple product, based on solar energy or induction, according to the New York Times. The newspaper reports that Apple has long experimented with solar charging and is currently stepping up its efforts to develop alternatives to traditional batteries. As a thin layer placed on a slightly curved screen of a smartwatch, a solar charger could continually harness energy throughout the day, reducing or even eliminating the need to plug it in. Plans such as these could allow Apple to differentiate its future smartwatch from competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy Gear or the Sony SmartWatch 2.

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