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I think it’s wonderful that Apple is taking the lead here and showing that you can have incredible functionality without compromising individual privacy. They seemed exceptionally quick to develop this framework for managing the Bluetooth connections. I wonder if this is simply related to the work they are rumoured to have been doing with tile tracking.
I'm a long-time Nintendo fan and I'm extremely disappointed by their mobile efforts. I'm immensely grateful that the Switch is profitable because this is hot, wet garbage.
These aren't games, they are psychologically-tuned poker-machines that fit in your pocket and can ping you with reminders. I don't care if they are profitable, these mechanics need to be outright banned. They give the industry a bad name and distract developers from making genuinely creative experiences that delight and enrich lives.
Apple publishes a product information sheet which details the battery capacities for the various watch models.Some notable points:
Larger sizeApple Watch Series 5 44mm—1.13 Wh ratingApple Watch Series 4 44mm—1.12 Wh ratingApple Watch Series 3 42mm—1.34 Wh ratingApple Watch Series 2 42mm—1.27 Wh ratingApple Watch Series 1 42mm—0.93 Wh ratingApple Watch 1st gen (Series 0) 42mm—0.93 Wh ratingSmaller sizeApple Watch Series 5 40mm—0.95 Wh ratingApple Watch Series 4 40mm—0.86 Wh ratingApple Watch Series 3 38mm—1.07 Wh ratingApple Watch Series 2 38mm—1.03 Wh ratingApple Watch Series 1 38mm—0.93 Wh ratingApple Watch 1st gen (Series 0) 38mm—0.93 Wh rating
- Apple used the same battery in both sizes of the 1st gen (Series 0) and Series 1 watches.
- The 40mm Series 5 watch has 10% more battery capacity than the 40mm Series 4 model, compared to less than a 1% YoY increase for the 44mm model. In fact, the Series 5 changes take the 40mm model from the smallest battery in the lineup to one with 2% more capacity than even the larger 1st gen (Series 0) and Series 1 models.
- Series 3 models have the largest battery capacity for their respective sizes (but are also the thickest).
TL;DR Series 5 is a big battery upgrade for 40mm watch users but 44mm watch users may notice similar (or less) battery life due to combination of the always-on display, lower power display hardware and minimal battery changes.