Watch won't take as long to charge as iPhone does

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Rogifan, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    From the Telegraph interview with Tim Cook:

    I think we all suspected this but were still unsure because it's inductive charging. So maybe if charging times aren't that long one can charge it at night before they go to bed and then wear it to bed to track their sleep or use as a silent alarm. Jony Ive did say someone on his team was using it as an alarm.
  2. mjs402 macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2013
    Nice find! I am too excited (and probably obsessed) for this Watch! My.. my.. my precioussssssss.
  3. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    Great stuff. Also, showerproof comment was confirmed.
  4. Mascots macrumors 68000


    Sep 5, 2009
    Nice! While fairly obvious in retrospect, it's a good thing to have mention because he's directly noting concerns among the market.

    In the days leading up to the full-release announcement a lot of good things are coming to light. Hopefully they won't spare on the details.
  5. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    The thing too is, when Cook says he charges his watch overnight that doesn't mean it takes the whole night to charge. The other question would be, does the watch need to be fully charged to last a full sleeping night? Or could the watch be at 80% and last 7 or 8 hours?
  6. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I wonder if he is referring to charging an iPhone with the iPhone charger or with an iPad charger, or if doing the latter would also speed up charging the Apple Watch.

    I'm slowly increasing the price at which I'd be willing to pay for the Edition. I really like the look.
  7. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    I hope Apple doesn't screw this up by going crazy with margins. If they price too high everyone will flock to the aluminum one. But I have to believe all the questions we've been asking here are also things Apple leadership has thought of. Hence my tiny sliver of hope that we get some surprises at the event.
  8. extricated macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    I've wondered about this ever since they talked about sleep monitoring.

    If it charges in a reasonably short amount of time, you could put it on the charger while doing your bedtime routine (assuming you have one) and put it back on before retiring - or, similarly, put it on after you wake up so it can charge during your morning routine (assuming you have one).

    Or you could just charge it during shower time - which may not be a bad idea anyway, water resisitant or not.
  9. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Amazing. A device with a low internal volume and thus low capacity battery charges faster than one with a greater volume & battery capacity!
  10. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2014
    right. how is this surprising?
  11. Rogifan thread starter macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    People have wondered because Watch charges via inductive charging. I charge my iPhone 6 with my 12W iPad charger.
  12. matthew23 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    This. I am not the CEO of the world's most profitable company and I could have told you this.
  13. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I wonder if they hadn't decided upon the prices. That said, 18kt gold watches aren't cheap. I expect the stainless steel versions to be popular, and so I think at least some varieties will be around $750 with leather straps. We'll find out a week from Monday.
  14. 8CoreWhore, Feb 27, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015

    8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    The battery is tiny, so it takes a fraction of the time to charge. I'll bet it charges from 20% to 70% in 20 minutes, which a person can easily find the time to do. I bet it can go from 5% to 100% in well under an hour.
  15. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    IKR? I have been awaiting this Watch for months and its almost finally here. I need my precious. :D

    Awesome! This is something I have been wanting to know about. I would love to be able to take my Watch in the shower so I can get notifications on my wrist. You have no idea how many important calls I have missed in the shower.
  16. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Very plausible, though 5% (or less) to 100% could take just a little over an hour. In lithium ion the last 10% to 20% takes the longest. However a 70% to 80% charge could likely last for a full day of use.

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