Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems just before it ships

21 September, 2017, 00:50 | Author: Sherri Guerrero

For those awaiting their new Apple Watch Series 3, be prepared for some connectivity issues. When out in the wild, the Apple Watch 3 preferred to seek out random Wi-Fi signals rather than the cellular signal that you have to pay an additional fee for.

"We are investigating a fix for a future software release", the email said.

When Apple announced its newest Apple Watch Series 3 earlier this month, the Cupertino giant made it clear that it wants its users to depend less on the iPhone when sporting the wearable.

But several other prominent publications, including the Wall Street Journal and The Verge, recommended against purchasing the new model because the LTE cellular data connectivity did not work as expected. Series 3 should feature built-in cellular connection.

The Apple Watch Series 3 has been available for pre-orders since September 15 and will go on sale starting September 22 in various countries including the United States, the UK, Australia, Germany. If you use Global Positioning System on your new Apple Watch or the headline feature - making calls - the battery takes a real hit.

It became apparent after my first full day using the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE that something wasn't right.

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That's despite the fact that reviewers have panned the smart watch's poor battery life while making calls over cellular, with most testers finding their battery almost drained after only an hour.

With no hint of when the fix will be issued, this is something that's surely going to be a concern for anyone who has placed an order and is now waiting for their new Apple Watch to arrive.

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

Reviewers have also criticized a cosmetic change in the Apple Series 3 watch. I'll update this post when I hear back.

No word yet on how soon that fix is coming, and it's not the only black eye Apple is dealing with after rolling out its new software. "This is the first generation watch with LTE", he told Reuters.

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