Apple took the wraps off its smartwatch effort at its special media event alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this week. Though the list of features which Apple showcased at the keynote itself were quite expansive, but with every passing moment, we’re learning more and more about the wearable before it eventually hits the shelves some time next year.
At this point, we’re aware of the fact that the Apple Watch will require an iPhone connected via Bluetooth to fully function, but there’s one feature that does not require a wireless connection to be in place to spit out its magic.
What’s that feature you ask? Music.
Yes, that’s right, the Apple Watch will allow you to listen to music directly from your wrist straight to your connected Bluetooth headphones, and all this process does not require an iPhone to be in the equation.
The revelation comes to us directly from the CEO of Apple – Tim Cook, who revealed it in an interview with Charlie Rose just last night.
It requires an iPhone, because they’ve been designed to work together. However, if you go for a run, and you don’t want to carry your iPhone, music is also on your watch. So with a Bluetooth headset, you can run and listen to your music without your iPhone.
This small revelation reveals quite a few details on its own. Firstly, the device will indeed come with built-in memory, which will allow users to store content right on their wrist. Secondly, the Apple Watch won’t be a device completely dependent on the iPhone to function. If you’re asking us, this is a big win for those who like to hit the gym without jeopardizing the safety of their smartphone.
From the keynote, it became evident that the Apple Watch is not your usual run of the mill smartwatch. It goes beyond of what a smartwatch should be capable of doing, rather than just show notifications like most other smartwatches do today.
We’re certain there are a ton of more bits that we don’t know about the Apple Watch at this point in time, and we’ll learn about it in the days to come. And when we do come by more information regarding Apple’s smartwatch effort, you’ll get to hear it from us as well.
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