Apple to launch first watch with 4G this year

James Marshall
August 8, 2017

The Apple Watch did not do as well as we thought it would but Apple has not given up on it yet or at least that is what Bloomberg is suggesting.

While Apple will implement a new design and various new features for the iPhone 8, the company will reportedly look to make the Apple Watch less reliant on the smartphone. Adding in LTE modems from Intel would allow the watch to download applications or music on its own while you leave your iPhone at home or your desk at work while you're out for lunch with a group.

According to Bloomberg, Apple might be launching an Apple Watch that supports LTE this year.

Apple is already in talks with carriers in the U.S. and Europe about offering the cellular version of the smartwatch, the report added. It helped that Qualcomm, the main modem supplier for Apple's products, is now locked in a legal battle with the company.

Gruber admitted that the rumor remains unconfirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt, but it is an intriguing notion nonetheless. The new device could still be delayed beyond 2017; the company already postponed a cellular smartwatch previous year.

Rumors regarding the Apple Watch Series 3 have been scarce, but interesting.

If you're growing tired of the Apple Watch's current design, an aesthetic that has remained almost identical between Series 1 and Series 2 iterations, you'll likely be pleased to find out that the latest rumours indicate the next version of Apple's wearable is set to incorporate a complete design overhaul.

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