Apple struggling with iWatch problems

Battery and screen problems are reportedly a few of the issues holding up Apple’s iWatch according to the latest reports.

 

The development of the Apple’s much rumoured smartwatch is further behind than previous rumours suggested.

According to The Information (subscription required), Apple “halted prototyping of an device late last year ”halted advanced protoyping of some unknown pieces with one manufacturer late last year" due to issues with the screen technology and battery life.

Going into more detail, the website reports that Apple has not settled on the screen technology it will use. Concerns about the impact on battery life is apparently the reason behind the delay.

Poor battery life is one of the main points of criticism with most of the smartwatches currently on the market.

Employee loses

Another problem The Information claims has impacted the development of the iWatch is the loss of engineer Bryan James. James was reportedly working on the iWatch, but recently left Apple to move to Nest Labs.

The devices in question were reportedly very close to being put to market. Earlier reports suggested that Apple was even in discussions with LG and RiTDisplay to supply OLED screens for the device.

It is currently unclear how far away Apple’s iWatch is from being ready to be unveiled. However, the website claims it will still appear this year.

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