Apple iWatch to Run Full Version of iOS

March 4, 2013

An iWatch might be on wrist near you after all.

The Verge followed up a report from Bloomberg today, confirming what many expected: An iWatch would run a full-version of iOS and sync with your iPhone and iCloud. From the Verge:

Interestingly, we’re also told that Apple’s chosen to rework the full iOS to run on the watch instead of building up the iPod nano’s proprietary touch operating system — although the previous nano was already watch-sized and seemed like a great starting point for a watch, Apple’s betting on iOS across product lines.

Of course, a full-fledged iOS on a screen the size of a watch face could be difficult. MacRumors points out that it could “make app support more straightforward for both Apple and third-party app developers.”

The iWatch (if that’s what it will actually be called) isn’t perfect yet. Apparently its still struggling with battery life. (Won’t it be great to also charge your watch each evening?)

The Verge reports that Apple is shooting for a battery life that would last four to five days — a miracle amount of time when talking about an iOS device that would be used each day.

Thoughts on the iWatch? Can it succeed? Weigh in below.

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