Apple Watch Series 4 to have faster LTE connectivity

This year, we saw the first Apple Watch that can be connected to your cellular provider — the Apple Watch Series 3 with its eSIM. The gadget allows you to leave your phone at home and still be able to make and receive texts and calls, get and reply to emails, chats, and so on. As for the next generation, it seems Apple is working on doing much of the same, but faster.

In the latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple uses a new type of flexible circuit board made from a liquid crystal polymer. It's employed in the construction of the antenna designs and is lauded for being slimmer, heat- and moisture-resistant, and still capable of much faster data transfer speeds.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is looking to employ the liquid crystal circuit boards across its lineups of Macs and the next Apple Watch.

The benefits for laptops are obvious — Apple could get more room to either slim down the PC a bit more, or add a bit more to the battery inside. It is also believed that liquid crystal boards could unlock a future USB 3.2 as they will allow the faster data transfer.

As for the Watch Series 4 — it means faster and more reliable connectivity, which would be a big deal when your phone is not around. Also, the boards' natural resistance to heat and moisture are an extra bit of peace of mind when you sweat over your Watch on a daily basis.

source: 9to5Mac



1. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

But will it still be ugly?

2. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

It will be on my wrist come Launch-day.

3. Avieshek unregistered

Will that also mean, Apple was eventually waiting this 2018 for USB 3.2 lightning cable in iPhones?

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Duhhh, but will it finally let you erase individual text messages, so you don't have to delete the person's whole convo? Will it also let you view workout logs on the watch vs just the phone? Quite a few holes in the AW.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4391; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Next year's tech will be faster... Amazing revelation

6. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

"Apple watch series 4 will have faster LTE connectivity"..... but not a new design, new hardware or software, or really anything you want, but faster LTE, so, you're welcome.

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