Apple admits new watch has connectivity issues

Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems just before it ships

In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, which promises the ability to connect to LTE networks independently from a user's iPhone, The Verge's Lauren Goode wrote that the device repeatedly struggled to join a cellular network and would instead remain hung up on "random" Wi-Fi signals.

"We are investigating a fix for a future software release", the email said. Otherwise, the Apple Watch Series 3 looks and functions nearly exactly like its predecessors, albeit with a faster processor and a new altimeter sensor. With a cellular or Wi-Fi connection, it can make/take calls, activate Siri, send texts and connect to the internet without pairing with an iPhone, as previous variants were required to. "When Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular", Apple said in its statement.

The problem comes to light after demand for the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE appears to have far surpassed analyst expectations, and now has shipping delays of up to a month. I don't get it.

With the inclusion of an LTE modem in Apple Watch, Apple takes its wearable game up a big notch. Additionally, the spokesperson stated that Apple is working on a fix.




In my case, watchOS 4 and Series 3 will also help me manage my diabetes much better.

Why is Apple Watch Series 3 connecting to unknown WiFi networks? Apple began taking preorders for the device last Friday. "Apple sells a lot of watch bands that clash with the red dot".

At $400, the cellular version of the Apple Watch 3 is pricey - $70 more than the non-cellular version. "People won't know you're calling them from your watch if you don't tell them". The absence of a browser on the watch means you can't go through the formal steps of connecting, so you're essentially in a sort of wireless limbo - you're connected to the network, but you're not actually getting any data. At one point during the show, a woman paddle boarding without her smartphone (but wearing the new Apple Watch) stood on her board and called into the event, demonstrating the smartwatch's ostensible independence.

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