Now that the Apple Watch has reached its first birthday, prepare to be inundated with stories about its successor. To wit, Daisuke Wakabayashi’s piece for The Wall Street Journal:
There are relatively easy fixes for some concerns. Apple is working on adding cell-network connectivity and a faster processor to its next-generation Watch, according to people familiar.
So, faster processor and cellular networking…and yet one of the other concerns mentioned in the piece is the Watch’s limited battery life. Guess what: something’s got to give. Processors and cellular networking are two of the most power-hungry features in a technological device; Apple’s power management software is very good, but even it can only do so much to get around the laws of physics.