With several recent reports pointing towards the long-rumored iWatch having a curved display that could even fit snugly to the curvature of the wrist, many people will perhaps be wondering how Apple would manage to compress the power source inside the device in order to fit the optimum shape. Fear not. A new report from the Korea Herald is today suggesting that Apple will be using Lithium ion batteries supplied by manufacturers such as Samsung and LG Chem that can be formulated in several different shapes.
In addition, the batteries themselves will be ‘stepped’, meaning that they would have an extra portion or ‘step’ that could increase the battery capacity and thus, the interval between charges for the iWatch. With the iWatch obviously having a relatively small interior volume, and with battery life at a premium, the new battery technologies could be used to offer significantly greater battery life than would otherwise be expected from such a device.
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