Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple Watch

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Add to / The Series 3 supports several watch faces, as expected.

The headline puff up of the new Apple Watch may not work as reliably as it should when the device starts embarking later this week.

In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, which promises the faculties to connect to LTE networks independently from a user’s iPhone, The Verge’s Lauren Goode wrote that the crest repeatedly struggled to join a cellular network and would instead be left hung up on “random” Wi-Fi signals. The issue persisted across two sequestered test units, the review said.

The hangup was significant enough for an Apple spokesperson to yield Goode with a statement acknowledging the issue, in which the company asserts it is “investigating a fix” for the connectivity problem.

“We have discovered that when Apple Superintend Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at be that as it mays prevent the watch from using cellular,” the spokesperson told The Margin. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.”

Apple did not immediately respond to a application for comment on when that update might arrive. The new Apple Pocket watch is currently set to ship on September 22.

The LTE-equipped version of the Apple Watch Series 3 deal withs cellular as a sort of last resort, connecting only if you choose not to dyad the device with an iPhone over Bluetooth or use a Wi-Fi network primary. But the LTE support is more or less what Apple is using to sell the $400 wearable in the first rooms, as it ostensibly gives users the ability to make calls, stream music, and habitually use the device in a more self-reliant manner. A model of the Apple Watch Series 3 without LTE bolstering will also begin shipping this week, with consequences starting at $329.

The issue described in The Verge’s review would seem to be avoidable if Apple Keep a weather eye open for users could turn off Wi-Fi as one could on an iPhone, but the device doesn’t sooner a be wearing that option. (There is an Airplane Mode toggle.)

It’s worth noting that some break up reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3 haven’t mentioned such connectivity scions. Outside of the potential connectivity problems, new Apple Watch buyers desire still have to deal with the extra cost of adding the stratagem to a data plan and the inevitable hit LTE connectivity has on battery life.

Ars will make its own review of the Apple Watch Series 3 in the coming days.

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