Certification for a 1.17Wh battery with a capacity of 303.8mAh was issued on June 23 by the KTR, a Korean regulatory body that approves and tests new hardware ahead of public sale.
The battery seems to be destined for a future Apple Watch, given the shape, capacity, and model number of A2327. The current Apple Watch Series 5 has a 296mAh battery, a similar model number of A2181, and is visually identical. The battery is also listed in the filing as for “fitness,” which would be an appropriate categorization for Apple Watch.
A larger 303.8mAh in a new Apple Watch would offer a larger capacity than in previous generations. This could be facilitated by the removal of the Force Touch technology layer, which was made defunct in WatchOS 7. Without this component in future Apple Watches, internal space could be made available for a slightly larger battery.
Apple claims that Apple Watch Series 5 offers an 18 hour battery life, but since this new battery is only slightly larger, it would be unlikely for the Series 6 battery life to be considerably better. Any significant battery life improvements would be more likely to come from improved power efficiency rather than a larger battery.
Earlier this week, it was rumored that Apple Watch Series 6 could feature blood oxygen monitoring, which could consume more power and account for the need for a larger battery.
Apple Watch Series 6 models are expected for a fall launch, and are rumored to feature faster performance, better water resistance, and improved wireless transmission for faster Wi-Fi and cellular speeds.
Just How Small Will the 5.4-Inch iPhone 12 Screen Be? Try It Out for Yourself
As rumors of the iPhone 12 have continued to build over the past few months, the one model that has the most excitement around it is the smallest 5.4″ model. The iPhone 12 is believed to be coming in 5.4″, 6.7″, and 6.1″ sizes.
Dummy models have shown how much smaller the 5.4″ is compared to the rest of the iPhone lineup. The upcoming 5.4″ iPhone falls in-between the size of the original…
Apple Confirms This Year’s iPhone 12 Models Will Be a Little Bit Late
Thursday July 30, 2020 2:34 pm PDT by Juli Clover
During today’s earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2020 (second calendar quarter) Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed that Apple is expecting to release this year’s iPhones later than usual.
Maestri said that Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects supply will be “available a few weeks later.”
Multiple rumors have suggested that …
Leaker Jon Prosser Claims iPhone 12 and New iPads Will Launch in October
Wednesday July 29, 2020 4:15 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Leaker Jon Prosser, who has a somewhat mixed track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s plans, today said that new iPhone 12 models and new iPads will launch in October.
Multiple rumors have suggested that some or all of the iPhone 12 models coming this year will see a later than normal launch. Apple typically unveils and releases new iPhones in the month of September, but problems…
Apple Watch Series 6 to Feature Blood Oxygen Monitoring Sensor
The Apple Watch Series 6 will add blood oxygen monitoring to its features list when it’s launched later this year, according to a new report from DigiTimes.
Apple Watch 6 will feature biosensors that can monitor sleeping conditions, detect blood oxygen and measure pulse rates, heartbeats and atrial fibrillation, and will also incorporate MEMS-based accelerometer and gyroscope, all allowing the …
Mac OS 8 Emulator Available as a Downloadable App
Mac OS 8 is now available as an app for macOS, Windows, and Linux, reports The Verge.
Slack developer Felix Rieseberg has transformed Mac OS 8 into a single downloadable app for modern macOS, Windows, and Linux devices. Having previously transformed Windows 95 into an app in 2018, Rieseberg turned his attention to transforming an entire 1991 Macintosh Quadra with Mac OS 8.1 into a single…
Google Launches New ‘Google One’ App for iOS With Storage Manager and Backups
Wednesday July 29, 2020 10:48 am PDT by Juli Clover
Google today announced the launch of a new Google One app for iOS, which is designed to let users store photos, video, contacts, and calendar events for backup purposes.
Content can be backed up to Google One using the 15GB of free storage that comes with a Google Account. A Storage Manager in the app provides access to storage space used by Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos to make it…
Apple Bone Conduction Hybrid System Solves Drawbacks, Reveals Patent
A patent filing, discovered by AppleInsider, shows that Apple has developed a hybrid “combined” audio system using bone conduction technology.
In a patent granted today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office titled “Multipath audio stimulation using audio compressors,” Apple lays out its conception of an audio device that seeks to overcome the issues usually associated with bone…
LG Display to Supply 20 Million OLED Panels for 6.1-inch ‘iPhone 12’
Tuesday July 28, 2020 6:05 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple is expected to launch an all-OLED iPhone lineup this year, and while Samsung is understood to be providing the majority of the OLED panels, LG Display is reportedly poised to benefit the most from the extra demand, with Samsung’s order volume rising only slightly on previous years.
Of the four new models coming this year, rumors have indicated that Samsung will supply the displays for…
Apple Reports 3Q 2020 Results: $11.25B Profit on $59.7B Revenue, 4-for-1 Stock Split Announced
Apple today announced financial results for the third fiscal quarter of 2020, which corresponds to the second calendar quarter of the year.
For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $59.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $11.25 billion, or $2.58 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $53.8 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.0 billion, or $2.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago…