A video of the Apple Watch booting up from scratch has just surfaced online, giving us a look at just how long it takes for Apple’s new wearable to go from being powered off to displaying the watch face.
The time took by this particular device was exactly 1 minute and 10 seconds, which is much lengthier than anything Apple is currently offering, though there might be a good reason why it’s taking this long.
It is unlikely that Apple Watch consumers – or potential ones for that matter – would be worried by this 70 second sluggish boot-up, given that pretty much like an iPhone, not many users will be powering the watch off, even when charging it at night.
The Apple Watch being showcased in the video is a demo unit and not a retail one. There’s a good chance that the demo unit is likely burdened with some software customizations and other tune-ups catered for a device that is solely meant to be displayed to customers. We’ve seen demo units of the iPhone and iPad display somewhat similar boot-up times as well, where the software is obviously tweaked for a particular purpose. It has also been suggested that such demo units from Apple simply reset themselves every time they’re restarted, which obviously increases the boot-up time.
We’re pretty positive that the retail units of the Apple Watch will boot-up significantly quicker than this demo piece, but we really can’t say by how much for now, as Apple hasn’t said a word about it either.
We’ll know for sure about boot-up times of retail units once the device starts landing on our doorsteps, till then, check out the video below.
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