Similar to other recent smartwatches, Apple’s upcoming Watch is expected to have low-end phone specs. According to analyst Timothy Arcuri, the device will sport 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. In such a tiny wrist form factor, there’s only so many components you can fit. As we’ve learned with wearables, it’s not so much the specs as it is the actual experience. The software will determine whether the Apple Watch is successful or not—that and battery.
Arcuri has a full breakdown of what components will be included in the wearable, and which companies Apple will be getting them from. When Apple unveiled the device at its event earlier this month, the presentation was expectedly light on specs. Instead, the company focused on the experience, which is designed around a digital crown, which is another name for that side dial found on traditional time pieces.
A device like the Moto 360 also has 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, which we know to be more than enough to power a worthy wearable experience. Again, the wearable market seems to hinge on the software, though hardware is certainly important. Apple is taking a unique approach to how its Watch will work, though we won’t actually know if it’s any good until it launches early next year.