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Tim Cook: Apple Watch could replace car keys for newer vehicles

The Apple Watch could be used to replace car keys and has other appealing features, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook

By: Michael Hatamoto from Feb 27, 2015 @ 16:20 CST

Apple CEO Tim Cook hopes to see the Apple Watch become integrated into the daily lifestyles of iPhone owners, including even replacing car keys and large fobs. Cook didn't offer additional details while speaking with The Telegraph in a recent interview.

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Apple Pay, the leading mobile payments service, will also be utilized to support the Apple Watch - and Cook promised that Apple won't track consumer payments, product purchases, or where they are shopping.

The wearables market was already growing, but the expected April launch of the Apple Watch will help accelerate interest. Cook said the Apple Watch's battery life will last an entire day, and will charge faster than an iPhone - still a shorter time than other smartwatches, though Apple believes consumers will recharge in a similar fashion as daily smartphone recharging.

NEWS SOURCES:telegraph.co.uk, reuters.com, blogs-images.forbes.com