A report away from investment research firm Cowen and Company has attempted to ascertain a far more detailed glance at the specifications of Apple Watch by having an examination in the device's supply chain. At this time of production, it is revealed the watch will sport 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.
The RAM will come by means of Samsung, Micron, and Hynix, as you move the 4GB of onboard DRAM is predicted to become supplied by many major NAND manufacturers. Timothy Arcuri in the Cowen Group believes that Apple could potentially ship a variant in the Apple Watch with 8GB of onboard memory, though it's probable that the 4GB model will certainly be the common configuration.
Also reported is really a wireless combination chip just like the iPhone 5s's Broadcom BCM43342, which sports a GPS radio. This goes against Apple's announcement the Watch will should be tethered with an iPhone to offer GPS data, meaning that it could possibly either become a modified version that does not have a GPS sensor, or Apple will disable onboard GPS functionality to save lots of on battery life.
More notably, Apple Watch will certainly be among the first smartwatches to feature a dedicated system-on-chip. Unlike other smartwatch models which use smartphone SoC's, Apple's S1 SoC is predicted to offer superior power efficiency owing to its specific design. In any case, current reports indicate daily charging for that Apple Watch, but it is really likely Cupertino will certainly be doing more be employed in that department leading nearly the first 2015 launch date.