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Will iWatch Wireless Charging make it Device of the Year?

Will iWatch Wireless Charging make it Device of the Year?

After Samsung launched Gear, now it is Apple’s turn to pull something out of its sleeve. Rumor mill is buzzing with news that the prototype of iWatch is already done and will soon hit the market. Apple’s smart watch is one step ahead, as it comes with the proximity-based wireless charging. The only challenge is that this smart watch will have is the recharging. It would have to be recharged frequently. It will be based on a magnetic device which will automatically charge the watch within a range of 1 meter.

Wireless charging

Wireless charging is a growing concept and is soon catching up with several gadgets and device. Though this is a fairly new concept, it has a lot of future and room to go. Wireless charging is still in its teething stages. Many industry experts are wondering if this technology would soon seep into other smart devices like the iPad and the iPhone. Knowing Apple, they will probably adapt this technology to all their devices. Will the next launch be called iPhone 6 and will it have proximity-based wireless charging?

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An interesting concept

It is only a rumor, yet an interesting one. Apple products, especially the iPhone lost its steam over the last two years. Samsung Galaxy had taken over the industry expert’s seat. If Apple comes up with the proximity based wireless charging to its next iPhone launch, then it could reclaim its position as the world leader in the mobile phone market. Today, the biggest challenge with devices is their battery life.

Even though mobile phones offer a lot of apps and tools, they usually tend to drain the battery life. Constantly charging the device is annoying. Proximity-based charging may not be the perfect solution, but it can make app user’s life easier.

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Market stands

There are too many wireless charging standards in the market already. Will Apple’s upcoming technology, as being slated; be able to withstand this competition? This is yet to be seen. However, if the rumors are true, then this is the right time for Apple to launch such a technology. Apple has everything going for it, their seamless design, sense of perfection and flawless working make Apple products great. Nonetheless, the only problem as of now seems to be stiffer competition. Apple is losing out in the competition by delaying the launch of its products.

Challenges

Samsung Gear was launched first and it has received a positive response from the market. They are already improvising on the gear standards. The challenge with proximity-based wireless charging for Apple would be to prove its mettle. It is a gamble and a concept that may or may not take off.  If it does, then it could be a blessing in the form of a device for Apple. In the last decade, wireless technology has become successful by and large.

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However, it lies in the hands of mobile engineers at Apple to take the wireless technology in devices one step ahead. If they are able to prove that this product has a seamless functionality just like other Apple products, then it could be the device of the decade. As of now, the prototype or the model watches from Apple are doing the rounds in the form of pictures. They look cool and are rumored to come in two different sizes. The rest is left to be seen when the actual watches are unveiled.

Conclusion

Every innovative technological product is like a breath of fresh air. With so many devices being launched every year, hopefully the iWatch will be launched soon. The markets are always willing to welcome new entrants as it makes business brisker. And if iWatch’s proximity-based charging can be extended to iPhone 6, it would be the ultimate icing on the cake!

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

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Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

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Creating technological solutions transparently

This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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Technology as the connecting tool

Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

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“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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