Apple Watch 3 will sport new design and built-in 4G, rumours suggest

  • Apple Watch 3 will sport new design and built-in 4G, rumours suggest

Apple Watch 3 will sport new design and built-in 4G, rumours suggest

Bloomberg first broke the news that Apple plans on breaking the Apple Watch free from the iPhone by adding an Intel based LTE modem to the watch. The LTE-enabled smartwatch is touted to do a lot more work than the current Apple Watch (when it's not wirelessly connected to the phone).

With a SIM card inside, we're told that you can do thins like download songs and use apps, without needing to be connected to a known Wi-Fi network if you've left your iPhone at home.

Bloomberg issued a report today saying that the next version of the Apple Watch will have the ability to connect to the internet without having to depend on pairing up with a nearby Apple iPhone. Apple captured a 16% market share to overtake Fitbit as its new Apple Watch Series 2 continues to get a warm welcome in U.S., UK, and other parts of the world. Qualcomm has always been the chip supplier for Apple mobile devices, but since the companies are embroiled in a legal dispute, Apple has chosen Intel for the task at hand.

Nevertheless, Intel gains the benefit of working with Apple and understanding its requirements for smartwatch-bound LTE modems, which it could potentially roll into chips that it could sell to other smartwatch vendors in the future.

This update addresses perhaps the biggest gripe users have with smart watches: they're nearly useless without a phone or wifi connection handy.

It's hard to guess what the split between the Wi-Fi-only and cellular Apple Watch models will be, but let's assume that the cellular models make up just 10% of Apple's overall Apple Watch shipments in 2018.

That's right, the Apple Watch is reportedly getting an overhaul. More likely, the new stand alone Apple Watch will be launched in December at the same time that Apple's smart speaker, the HomePod, is unveiled. There are also chances that the new device could be delayed beyond 2017.

It is reported that the Intel will manufacture the new device's modem, which it is big win for the chipmaker.

Apple planning to release its third generation of Apple watches, and its latest features will make fans love the product more! Now, breaking news suggests that the firm is about to end the Watch's dependence on the iPhone. But those LTE watches all take up a massive amount of wrist real estate, which isn't appealing to many people.