Apple admits issues with Apple Watch connectivity, stock falls

Angelica Greene
September 21, 2017

Goode reported that her the problem persisted even after Apple shipped another model for review, the device proceeded to connect to Wi-Fi networks instead of LTE. "We are investigating a fix for a future software release". Bringing LTE connectivity to the Apple Watch Series 3 was a step towards that goal as it now allows you to make phone calls and stream Apple Music directly from the smartwatch. The new Apple Watch, which costs at least $399 for versions with a cellular connection, opened for preorders last Friday and will begin reaching customers September 22.

In a review of the new Apple Watch Series 3 with Global Positioning System and cellular connectivity, The Verge noticed that the watch often didn't connect to networks properly.

However, according to reviewers at The Verge and the Wall Street Journal, the new Watch seems to have a problem with LTE connectivity.

Poor Dick, he upgraded to the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3. Though the Apple Watch 3 can only manage an hour of talk time, Apple is touting it as a way to maintain data and voice connectivity for short periods of time in situations not conducive to using a smartphone.

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Apart from connection issues, some reviewers were disappointed with the drain on the watch's battery while making calls.

Problems with Apple watch connectivity cropped up on three different pre-production models, across two states and on two different carriers, Stern said.

Analysts say iPhone 8 demand has been muted by Apple's premium iPhone X, which will arrive in stores on November 3 after a week of preorders starting October 27. What's not entirely clear, of course, is whether or not all of Apple's earliest Watch S3 shipments will be plagued by this issue, however it's certainly a good thing to know the company is already working to fix it, right? "People I called via the watch said I sounded great, and I could hear them loud and clear". And she wasn't too impressed with the new watch's battery life, but found the device particularly useful for its fitness tracking functions. In fact, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon offer service packages dedicated to Apple Watch Series 3.

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