The third-generation Apple Watch is reportedly launching this year


With Apple being at the top of the wearables market, it only makes sense for us to be seeing a third generation of Apple Watches come out soon. And given how the company has at least one (or maybe two, depending on whom you ask) upcoming product launch, it sure would make sense for the new Apple Watch models to make their debut alongside the new iPhones — that's what happened last year, after all.

And a new report from Chinese-language publication Electronic Daily News indicates this might might actually happen — according to it, the third generation of Apple Watch will be launched by the end of the year.

Not that surprising piece of news, really: Apple sure loves its incremental yearly hardware upgrades, and there is also a new major WatchOS version on the horizon. However, this is our first time actually hearing a rumor about the upcoming wearable's release date.

Curiously enough, the news was buried inside a report concerning Quanta Computer, a manufacturer for the new Apple Watch. Apparently, the company's Watch line is yet to become profitable, though the report mentions this is expected to change once Series 3 (or whatever Apple chooses to call it) gets released. There have been some other rumors about the upcoming wearable, including murmurs of a larger battery capacity and a cellular (a.k.a independent of an iPhone) model.

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7 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Should work as standalone smartwatch this time.

2. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Yeah, I'm really hopeful. If it doesnt, I will be salty.

3. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Given that Apple only allows it to work with the iPhone, not even other iProducts, it's unlikely they'll cut the ties.

4. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Might be the best smart watch on the market. Just don't see a reason to buy one. No issues removing my phone from pocket. Plus my cheap Casio has incredible battery life. Oh I say about 6 years. Not too shabby. For me it's smart enough.

5. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

If it comes with Cellular... it will be on a Cellular DATA plan... not Voice. So a VoIP app once again for making voice-calls ala, Dick Tracy.

6. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009

Why cellular? Do they really expect people to use a watch AS a phone, getting rid of the phone altogether? That makes no sense whatsoever, using bluetooth to pair to your phone is fine. If you go on a run, you won't need your phone anyway. You often leave your phone in your car and this would be a great idea? You deserve to get broken into.

7. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

For the love of god, can someone please stop them? They've been beating this dead horse for way too long.

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