Why the Apple Watch's LTE problems aren't really problems

Posted Сентября 21, 2017

Might sound fancy for a smartphone and it is because it is being done for the first time. But suggesting it's going to ruin the launch of the LTE Apple Watch, set for this Friday, is just not true. It has the same touch and force-sensitive Retina display (390 x 312 on the 42mm, 340 x 272 on the 38mm). These include an aluminium model, stainless steel model and a Nike model.

"Buyers will not be able to use cellular tariffs from their choice of carrier, as is the case with cellular-equipped iPads".

I have reached out to Apple asking for more information about the update and a possible fix as well as troubleshooting steps users can take once the watch is released. "Poor Dick, he upgraded to the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3".

"Over the weekend, I had my iPhone with me most of the time, and the Watch lasted from Saturday morning through early Sunday afternoon. I liked the daily and weekly notifications that the Watch now sends", she said. For texts, the phone needs to be on - somewhere.

Apps can't be installed directly from the watch, either, unlike on Android Wear and Samsung Gear watches. I even left my wallet at home.

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Pierce, like Goode, said the performance on the Series was much better than the previous models. Consumers who did notice this particular gadget were likely drawn to its built-in LTE connectivity, and its ability to share SIM number with a user's iPhone, practically using the watch to make phone calls. And only a limited number of third-party apps work without the phone closed including Instagram, Twitter and Uber.

"But the cellular version is a luxury that most people probably will not need".

But in reviews out today, some critics report the watch has crippling connectivity problems, including dropped or choppy calls and issues connecting with Siri, Apple's voice assistant. If you are one of those people, prepare to experience some connectivity issues.

Overnight Apple admitted that they have major problems with mobile connectivity with the Australian launch of the device now tipped to be delayed as Apple designers are forced to go back to the drawing boards to find a fix. This would increase Apple's addressable market with its new Watch to 47% of its total iPhone installed base. Specifically, the device is only created to operate in its country of origin, so the watch will essentially operate as a non-LTE model when you travel overseas. And when LTE did connect, it quickly drained the battery. You enable this when you first open the heart rate app.

There's some fine print worth examining, too. The new Apple Watch will be swim-proof and this includes swimming in the ocean (salt water).

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