Smartwatches are good at many things like notifying you if there’s a call, an incoming text message from your wife that you should not ignore, or to keep track of your daily calorie intake. But there are two things that many wearables aren’t good at and that’s to be a standalone device or go on the internet without any form of cellular connection. Samsung already has a cellular version in their Gear smartwatch series, but a cellular capable Apple Watch could be next if these reports hold true.
Apple is looking to take the iPhone out of the equation if you want an Apple Watch. 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. As for a release date, it’s said to be out by the end of 2017 with possibly the next line up of Apple watches and WatchOS 4 from the Cupertino giant, but for now, let’s wait until they are announced from Apple.
With the Series 2 watches already coming with GPS chips inside of them adding in LTE would boost up more sales for the watch, but could also cause issues because of the watch already being so small. Bloomberg states the only reason why Apple held off last year was due to battery life issues. Nonetheless, Apple could make it happen. Other reports show that each of the four major carriers here in the US would carry the watch in the future when it becomes available, but they all declined to comment says Bloomberg.
If Apple does come out with an Apple Watch that could be used with cellular data allowing you to leave your phone at home, would you purchase it? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Bloomberg