Five Unanswered Questions We Have About the Apple Watch
Despite the bevy of information released yesterday at Apple's conference in Cupertino, we were left with some burning questions regarding the little Apple Watch that could. Perhaps these questions will be answered in the coming month before we're able to play with the device ourselves, but right now we're forced to speculate.
1. What kind of battery life are we looking at?
The Apple Watch is designed to be "worn all day," but how long does that actually mean? How long can this catch-all device be used before it's time to head home and pop it on the charger? If it's meant for long-term use, one would assume it's going to have battery life that will last someone from the time they leave for work in the morning until they're ready to go to sleep -- or later.
2. What kinds of watches will we be able to see?
We've seen plenty of photos of the different lines that will be available, but what are the limits of those watches? What colors, definitively, will be available? Will there be a more expensive tier for consumers who want to spend a little more money?
3. What kind of durability are we looking at?
If you're expected to use the device as a digital personal assistant, you're going to be sweating on it. What if you get caught out in the rain? Is it waterproof? How much of a beating will the device take for heavy users? For the price, one assumes it should be extremely durable.
4. What apps will be available for daily use?
We've seen the clock, the text messages, and the fitness uses. But what other apps can we expect to be able to use right from our wrists? Can we view photos? Will Siri speak to you straight from the Apple Watch, and can you interface with her just the same?
5. What third-party apps will be supported by the Apple Watch?
So far, there have only been a few announced during the presentation by Tim Cook, including a BMW app, Twitter, Facebook, and Citymapper. But what other services does this extend to? Obviously social networks will likely be a huge boon, such as Pinterest and more, but what's the realistic scope we're looking at?
What questions are you still asking about the Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments below!