After some rumors about the storage capacity of the Apple Watch is now a certainty: A total of 8 GB. But only a fraction can be used.
How could now confirm 9to5Mac, all three versions of the Apple Watch come with the same memory capacity: 8 GB. In addition there are some limitations.
As Apple has confirmed to colleagues, the user of which only 2 GB of music and 75 MB for photos. The stored on the Apple Watch media can also be reproduced without connecting to the iPhone or displayed.
The selection of music to be synchronized is done via the companion app that Apple has released iOS 8.2. 2 GB correspond about 200 songs in average quality. Is the Apple Watch connected to the iPhone can, of course, all the songs that are available on the iPhone, be played via Bluetooth.
The photo-limit with only 75 MB, however, is much more restrictive. However, Apple believes that users will save only the favorites of their iCloud photo library on your watch. At the same time, the images are adapted to the resolution of the Apple Watch and thereby reduced in size. It is estimated that fit within the limit of 75 MB more than 100 photos.
As Apple splits the remaining approximately 6 GB of available memory and uses, is not yet known. Probably much of the operating system and the preinstalled apps of the Apple Watch is used. There are also caches and settings of apps.
Currently WatchKit apps the external developers are almost exclusively stored on the iPhone and transmitted only when needed to the Apple Watch. Only in the future Apple will allow their apps to save it to the third party directly on the clock.
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