Apple Watch 3 could be unveiled along with the new iPhones in September

Apple Watch series 2

Apple Watch series 2


It's no secret that Apple plans to unveil new iPhones in September, but there's one more thing that's likely to make an appearance at the event. The sequel to the Apple Watch 2 seems to be on track for a September unveil as well.

The so-called Apple Watch 3 will be announced along with the iPhone 8 and two other iPhone 7s models, CNBC reports. According to a source with knowledge of the matter, the next Apple Watch won't need to be paired with the iPhone to receive calls.

If Apple Watch 3 will be a standalone wearable device not requiring tethering to an iPhone, some customers who can't afford or don't want to own an iPhone might be tempted to purchase Apple's smartwatch.

The source cited claims the Apple Watch 3 will pack an embedded SIM, not a physical SIM card, in order to make use of cellular connectivity. Aside from making and receiving calls, Apple Watch 3 users will also be able to stream music without having to pair the smartwatch to an iPhone.

It remains to be seen whether or not Apple will be able to beef up the battery of its smartwatch, since adding features like cellular connectivity will drain it faster than before.

Finally, a previous report suggests the next-generation Apple Watch will be equipped with an Intel modem, and it will be sold by just about all major carriers in the US (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon).

source: CNBC

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8 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hopefully....the money is ready.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If true, it's about time. I'll never buy another smart watch, that's not standalone. After owning the Gears S, S2, and S3, it just makes no sense not to have one that's isn't standalone. If it's true, I may pick one up, we'll see.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops...drop the "not"

6. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

I would grab one IF it can make calls, sms, mms and imessage by itself.

3. Xilam unregistered

I'd liek a smartwatch, but I prefer the design of LGwatchR or gear S3 (the rugged one). Apple Watch even though feels solid and quality, as well as third-party support, it doesn't look like the jewelry I prefer to wear.

5. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I was tempted to buy one before. But my watches take abuse on my job. Don't won't to bother charging another gadget constantly. Prefer nice dress watch for wearing out. I will have to see where this tech goes before buying one. See a lot of Apple watches out there though and a Gear once in a while. But I'm waiting this out.

7. rakhinesmn

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 18, 2016

Pls don't make same design again

8. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

It would be easy to squeeze it in. "One more thing: we have the AW 3 ready, nothing new just 4G". Thats it.....

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