Apple Watch W1 chip?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by moxxham, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. moxxham macrumors 6502

    moxxham

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    What does everyone think of the possibility of the W1 chip coming to future Apple Watches and iPhones?
    It could lead to a much more energy efficient connection between the iPhone and Apple Watch as opposed to a regular Bluetooth connection.
    Do you see this as a possibly or is it even worthwhile? Would it lead to any other benefits?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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  3. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't the W1 still use Bluetooth?
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Yes, it just has some unique protocols for setup and is a more power efficient than 'off the shelf' BT receiver chips.
     
  5. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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