Apple's wearable smartwatches likely to be powered by solar chargers
Apple is reportedly said to be exploring the possibility of using solar power-based charging in its range of highly anticipated wearable smartwatches.
Sources have claimed that the tech giant is considering equipping the smartwatch's screen with a solar-charging layer that would top up the battery when the device is worn in daylight.
According to The Verge, such a solution is considered 'years from becoming a reality' and the company is yet to introduce such a tech to its iPhones.
It is speculated that the rumoured smartwatch would use a curved glass screen, and also have wireless charging.
Apple is known to have hired battery engineers from the likes of Tesla and Toyota in recent years, and has patented technologies such as flexible batteries and tiny components that generate power from external motion, the report added.
(Posted on 04-02-2014)