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This article was published on January 7, 2014

Apple is reportedly having screen technology, battery, and manufacturing issues while building the iWatch

Apple is reportedly having screen technology, battery, and manufacturing issues while building the iWatch
Emil Protalinski
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Apple has hit a few snags while developing its much-anticipated iWatch device, according to sources cited by TheInformation. Issues include challenges with the screen technology, battery problems, and possible manufacturing bumps.

The last point cites an industry executive saying the company halted advanced prototyping of some “unknown pieces” with one manufacturer late last year. Apple regularly tests different manufacturers, and none of these problems suggest the product has been delayed as a result.

The report also suggested Apple has a “sizable team” working on the device and noted the speculation that it will likely run a slimmed-down operating system or a variant of iOS, because anything else would require more powerful hardware not suitable for such a small device.

See also – Apple files trademark for iWatch in Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey, Columbia as tech firms ramp up smartwatch efforts and What to expect from Apple in 2014: A new product category and the beginnings of convergence

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