What to expect from Apple Watch storage

Sometimes it feels like getting technical details about Apple hardware can be like pulling teeth. Sure, the company can talk about until the cows come home about how it’s the user experience that matters, and not the underlying tech, but would it kill you to admit how much RAM is in your phones? Now the Apple Watch is the new hottness and – unsurprisingly – we’ve got plenty of questions about how it ticks. Today some new information surfaces, attempting to clue us in to the storage situation on Apple’s wearable.

Go to Apple’s site and it will tell you all about the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor, water resistance, and even now its battery life – but not a peep about storage. And whether Apple likes it or not, details like this matter. Luckily for us, it looks like the company’s been offering separate confirmation of Apple Watch storage, and all models will get 8GB.

More important than that 8GB figure is how the storage is structured: this won’t be 8GB wide open, for you to consume as you please. Instead, we hear that Apple’s setting aside capacity based on use cases: users will get 2GB for music storage, but just 75MB for photos. We don’t have the full breakdown, but it’s clear that there will be a number of internal limits well below that 8GB ceiling. Much of that could be future-proofing, ensuring there’s space for watch-borne apps further down the line.

Admittedly, 8GB is also more than we see from Android Wear models. But we still might have expected at least a modest storage bump from the $350 model compared to the $17,000 one.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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