Apple Watch will use your skin for payment security, might require daily charging

More details on Apple's clever timepiece emerge after its launch
Apple Watch will use your skin for payment security, might require daily chargin

Days after the Apple Watch was finally revealed, some new information has shed some light on its inner workings.

Apple was very tight-lipped when it came to battery life at the launch. As in, it didn't mention it at all. But that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from churning out some information.

According to Re/code's source, Apple isn't happy with the Watch's battery life, which is reportedly "… about a day right now".

While that's around on par for rivals like the Moto 360, the source went on to state that Apple is currently working on a number of battery life-improving modifications ahead of the Watch's launch next year.

An Apple spokeswoman also told the tech site that it anticipated that people will charge nightly, hence the more convenient MagSafe connector and inductive charging method.

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Skin detection

Apple Watch will use your skin for payment security, might require daily chargin

The second slice of Apple Watch info to emerge post-launch is how it will secure NFC-powered Pay transactions.

Cult of Mac has reported that the Watch requires a pin code to authorise Apple Pay. Once you wear it, sensors on its rear in contact with your skin can detect that it's being worn.

Once it's taken off, a password will once again be required to activate Pay when it's worn again.

This is a security measure to prevent a thief from stealing the Watch and going on a contactless payment spending spree. 

A precise release date beyond '2015' has yet to be revealed, so stay tuned for more information, as and when we get it.

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[Re/code, Cult of Mac]