Apple might release the Apple Watch 3 alongside the iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus at its upcoming September iPhone event, per a report. The report also mentioned that the Watch 3 will be coming with cellular connectivity, which will give users the capability to call text or stream music without having iPhone nearby.
Since the launch Apple's original Watch and its Watch Series 2 last year, Apple has fallen behind other companies in the wearable tech market. With this new upgrade and cellular connectivity option in the upcoming Apple Watch 3, Apple is expected to get a boost in the Watch's popularity again, CNET reported.
Citing a "source with knowledge of the matter," CNBC has reported that according to the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple might release the third-generation Apple Watch with cellular and non-cellular options. Major cellular operators of the U.S. will be providing add-on cellular service to the upcoming LTE-enabled Apple Watch 3.
The LTE enabled Apple Watch 3 is said to be available with an expensive pricing than the non-LTE model. Apple's LTE Apple Watch 3 is also said to consume more battery power. For the data plans of LTE Apple Watch, it is expected to be similar to that of iPad data plans.
Apple unveiled the original Apple Watch at its iPhone event in September 2014 and released it in the month of April 2015. Two years later, the company has announced the Apple Watch Series 2 at the 2016 iPhone event. So, considering the tradition, this speculated release schedule can be believed.
If Apple decides to announce the Watch 3 at its next iPhone event, it'll come only one year after the previous generation, instead of the two-year gap between original Watch and Watch Series 2. According to Kuo, Apple is expected to ship 17.5 to 18 million Apple Watch units.