Apple Watch Series 3 cuts the cord from your iPhone

Joanna Estrada
September 14, 2017

At the special Apple Event on September 12th, Apple announced the new Apple Watch 3 and the watchOS 4 release date that will come ahead of the new Apple Watch models. The new connectivity should also allow the Series 3 to do things like allow wearers to chuck the phone and navigate via Apple Maps, listen to music on one's wireless headphones, or even order takeaway. That's how they positioned the manufacturer. You can make regular calls right from Apple Watch 3, too, since the device now ships with a built-in cellular antenna.

WatchOS 4 comes with a number of new features, including a new face that suggests content based on suggestions from the company's Siri virtual assistant, a News app, and a new list view for all of the applications installed on a device.

The Series 3 will cost $399, and carriers AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will support it. To date, Apple hasn't disclosed sales of the Watch, which was its first all-new product released under Chief Executive Tim Cook, and some detractors have said sales were stymied because the initial version lacked goal.

Correction: Telus and Bell have informed MobileSyrup that the Apple Watch Series 3 will only be coming to Bell by September 22nd. It does bring several new Siri features, new watch faces, and improved health and fitness-related features.

But that doesn't mean we're not excited. iPhone independence would open Apple Watch up to a variety of uses and likely give it a giant sales boost (assuming it's not too expensive).

Apple Watch Series 3 cuts the cord from your iPhone
Apple Watch Series 3 cuts the cord from your iPhone

Apple has confirmed that watchOS 4 is going to be released on September 19th. If you wouldn't talk on speakerphone, you shouldn't talk on your Apple Watch. Apple introduced the W1 previous year in its Earpods and other headphones from Beats, and was a huge improvement over Bluetooth in other devices, the W2 might double down on those advances.

Williams boasted that the Watch Series 3 could play up to 40 million songs from Apple Music.

You can not answer a FaceTime or FaceTime Audio call on the Apple Watch.

Steve Jobs Theater itself is of great interest to Apple enthusiasts.

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