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by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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Report: Next Apple Watch to have cellular networking?

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.

—Linked by Dan Moren

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