As previously reported, Tim Cook today on the WSJ stage said that the Apple Watch would likely need to be charged once a day.
Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) October 28, 2014
As Cook explained, the Apple Watch is profound and made to be used and clearly Apple is still working on the battery technology.
Connie Guglielmo (@techledes) October 28, 2014
From the previous report,
Apple isn’t yet happy with the watch’s battery life, which isn’t going to break any industry standards. “It’s about a day right now,” said one, adding that Apple is working on various modifications ahead of the device’s 2015 launch to improve it. Reached for comment, Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris declined to provide an estimate on expected battery life, but said the company expects users will charge their Apple Watches once daily. “There’s a lot of new technology packed into Apple Watch and we think people will love using it throughout the day,” 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.”
I had also heard …some things… way back before the announcement.
Things I've heard about the 'iWatch' 3rd hand (so unreliable): <24 hr battery looks techie good, not fashion-y screen rectangular, not huge—
Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) August 30, 2014
Cliché but on Apple watches you only get to pick 2: 1. Does amazing stuff 2. Reasonably thin form factor 3. More than a day of battery—
Seth Weintraub (@llsethj) September 12, 2014