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The Apple Watch 2 has been out since September but, since time waits for no one, three months is all it takes to start examining rumors about the next-generation smartwatch.
The Apple Watch 3 will launch at the same time as it did in 2016, Q3 2017 (no surprise there). What is a surprise, however, is that Apple intends to focus on battery life for its next-gen. smartwatch, according to Economic Daily News. The fruit company is partnering with Quanta Computer, the company that made the first-gen. and second-gen. smartwatches, to craft a smartwatch with longer-lasting stamina than has been the state of the Apple Watch 1 with its 18 hours of battery life (max) and 5 hours of screen-on time (SOT).
Battery life is one major concern for wearables, as a number of consumers want to see better battery life in smartphones (and thus, wearables by extension). One rumor says that Apple will place a micro-LED panel in the Apple Watch 3, with its major benefit being improved battery life (Apple also filed a patent showing how the micro-LED panel would work).
Battery life is of great importance because, without it, a smartwatch is just a piece of wrist jewelry that doesn't do anything. Battery life is also one important factor that could increase smartwatch adoption in the future.
How's the battery life on your first-gen. Apple Watch or the Apple Watch 2?