There are new developments in the environment, as today we learned that Apple expects to launch a new model of Apple Watch in September, along with the iPhone 8. As the days go by, we are getting to know more and more details .
Echoing Bloomberg’s news this Monday, CNBC says that Apple is preparing to release an updated Apple Watch model that will not require an iPhone to offer certain features such as calling and messaging.
Probably called the Apple Watch Series 3, the new model will have an LTE version, the report says, that would make it a standalone device. The new watch will not replace the iPhone, but will be able to act as a phone in cases where the iPhone is not present , such as during a mountain race, for example.
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CNBC says the new Apple watch will arrive in September along with three new iPhone models. Bloomberg said earlier that Intel will deliver the LTE modems needed to enable cellular capability on the Apple Watch, and that AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon are planning to sell it. An Apple Watch with LTE connectivity will cost more than Wi-Fi models, although nothing is known at this time about actual prices .
The interesting thing about a clock with cellular connectivity like this is the use of the battery . This LTE model is likely to use more battery power, which means that Apple has to find a way to ensure that the new model offers sufficient battery life.
It is also likely that Apple had to find a way to match an Apple watch with the iPhone’s phone number so that people can still call when their phone is not nearby. Will we see some kind of eSIM technology in the next Apple Watch ? We’ll have to wait for the Apple launch event in September to get more details about Apple’s upcoming innovations in the Watch.