On Monday, a new video popped up on the web going over the boot times for Apple’s upcoming Watch. The boot time averages sixty seconds, depending on the model, going up to the Clock face. First spotted by 9to5Mac, the video was recorded at an Apple Store on one of their demo units. The video should be taken with a grain of salt because this is based on an Apple Watch demo unit with a demo OS.
The video shows off Apple’s in-house S1 chip, specifically designed for the Watch. The processor had previously been noted to be comparable to Apple’s A5 chip, giving it enough power to refresh the Watches display at a buttery smooth sixty frames per second.
It’s worth noting that the Watch takes much longer to boot than Apple’s iPhone 4s, which is equipped with the A5 processor. The difference between boot times may indicate that the Watch is running at a lower clock speed to help retain a better battery life. Continue reading this post ->