When Apple announced their first wearable about 2 weeks back, the Apple Watch, there was one thing the company managed to do very well – to keep the specifications a secret. All the Cupertino company talked about were the features of the watch and how it comes with a huge variety of belts but how much RAM did it have? Does it have built-in storage? Nobody knew, till now at least. An investment research firm, Cowen and Company, seems to have gotten some details with an examination of the device’s supply chain.
According to Cowen and Company, the Apple Watch will have 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. The RAM will be made by Samsung, Micron and Hynix, while the storage is expected to be supplied by a number of major NAND manufacturers. It is believed that Apple might ship an 8GB Apple Watch too, but the 4GB variant will be a standard configuration.
The investment research firm also noted that the watch will sport a wireless combination chip similar to the iPhone 5s’ Broadcom BCM43342, which supports GPS radio. However, in order to save the poor battery life smartwatches are known to have, Apple might disable the GPS function and rely on an iPhone to provide GPS data.
None of these are confirmed of course, but at least it sheds some light into what might be on the inside of an Apple Watch. The Apple Watch was first unveiled together with the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus about two weeks ago. It will be available in early 2015 with a starting price of USD$349.