Apple Is Looking Forward To Launching The Cellular Version Of The Apple Watch
August 5th, 2017
Reports from Bloomberg say that Apple is planning to release a cellular version of its Apple Watch later this year.
That means the Apple Watch would no longer rely solely on the iPhone to download or stream data. Users will also be able to connect the gadget to an LTE network.
Imagine leaving your iPhone at home and receive incoming calls or texts to your watch. This is a facility that the smartwatches from Samsung Gear S3 and LG Watch Sport, already offer.
The smartwatch will be equipped with an Intel-supplied chip and that the company is in talks with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile about carrying the cellular version.
Apple had integrated GPS into its Apple watch series 2. With GPS tracking turned on however, the device's battery life would get reduced from about 18 hours to 5 hours. A cellular connection would also impact battery life.
The new Apple Watch will also have features such as cellular LTE data, built-in GPS, near-field communication for mobile payments, and a heart-rate sensor.
The latest Apple Watch is also supposed to come with the latest version of the watch's software, which probably is scheduled to release this fall. The update includes new watch faces, a redesigned workout app with better pool integration for swimmers, the ability to exchange information with gym equipment, and deeper AirPod integration.
All expectations are quite high for this amazing upcoming gadget!