There are many indications that the Apple Watch Series 3 will work independently of the iPhone. All thanks to the LTE modem, which is supposed to prepare Intel for this watch.
There are rumors that Apple will soon break its smartwatch from tether. Since its launch, Apple Watch has been in full operation needing a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection to its iPhone to send and receive data. Everything may change this autumn, when it is supposed to debut the third generation of this watch. Rumors have surfaced of the possible LTE module in the next Apple smartwatch. But they were far more speculative than some information. This time, the same report was presented by Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who had many reliable information. John Gruber, in turn, mentioned that this year's version of Apple Watch will receive the first major changes to the design. As he himself admitted, this information may, but do not have to confirm, because it is not 100% certain gossip. For the sake of reminding, I will add that since the first generation of the watch it still looks the same.Will the Apple Watch Series 3 be completely independent of the iPhone? It seems that yes. Smartwatch equipped with LTE module will certainly be able to do more out of the reach of the smartphone, for example, download new songs from the network or make a phone call. LTE modems are to be provided by Intel . What's more, Apple is already in talks with operators in the US and Europe about offering a new smartwatch that will be similar to those for which tablets are sold. This does not change the fact that, in the end, this version of Apple Watch may not appear until 2018, as Gurman himself points out. The Apple Watch with the LTE modem was supposed to show up the previous year, but then there was also a problem with battery performance. The company decided to pause with the release of this version and focus on solving problematic issues. For Apple, this will be a significant move by which the company will be able to sell much more of its watch. The results for the last quarter are very favorable for Apple, although the company has fallen to third place in the number of wearables sold. Update: Developer Jeffrey Grossman shared Twitter with a little curiosity he discovered in the HomePod speaker software. It turns out that it contained code lines referring probably to the Apple Watcha Series 3. Speech phrases GizmoPreservingeSIM and GizmoRadioBundleIdentifier. Of course, the most interesting is the eSIM , which confirms LTE rumors of a future smartwatch with a biting apple logo. In turn, the word Gizmo is the code name for Apple Watch – as was already known in 2015.
After the previous Apple Watch LTE rumors, I took another look at the HomePod firmware and found this (Gizmo is the codename for Apple Watch) pic.twitter.com/F1sFFwv4Cr
– Jeffrey Grossman (@ Jeffrey903) August 5, 2017