Apple hit technical difficulties with #iWatch concept – design and manufacturing challenges

Apple is reportedly working to overcome several issues with its iWatch, which has hit snags in battery life, display technology and manufacturing processes, according to recent leaks from Asian supply chain sources.

Thus far, we remain largely unconvinced and unmoved by the merits of advanced intelligence in a wristwatch – after all, who uses even 10 per cent of their mobile phone’s capabilities? – but it is the tao of technology to move ever onwards.

The current issue of E&T magazine addresses all these issues and more in our watch special, looking at the state of the watch market – whether that’s the new smartwatch kids on the block or more traditional analogue legends. Executive summary: it’s all good in the watch hood, homes.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Apple iWatch design challenges

Apple iWatch design challenges

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