We are knocking on the eve of Apple Watch launch day, and while tons of folks are gearing up to either purchase their watches from the Apple Store, or they are getting ready to receive their Apple Watch that were pre-ordered the week prior.
Those who are ready for the upcoming watch may end up with a few setbacks when it comes to LTE on their fancy new LTE enabled Apple Watch.
It seems that multiple users have been reporting connectivity issues with the LTE radio embedded in the Apple Watch. With respect to LTE, it has been noted seems that customers will not have LTE capability anywhere outside of the country of purchase. Apparently the watch does not want to actually connect to LTE, and tries to connect to a WiFi network instead. I find this peculiar.
“We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular,” an Apple spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.”
Now I happened to notice that other LTE enabled watches, such as the Samsung Gear S series, the LG Watch Sport, happened to be almost twice the size of the Apple Watch Series 3, and perhaps trying to fit an LTE radio into such a small package may be causing more trouble than the company first expected. This has to be problematic for Apple, launching a product that has proven to be slightly flawed. This is Apple, however, so a response, and an improvement, is to be expected soon.
Found this on the Verge. Check it out
The Picture is from Apple.com, Check out Watch Series 3 on Apple’s Website
My educated opinion, its always better to wait out product that have new features. Early Adopter issues are rampant to this day, and Apple has not been free from the yearly software problem, or hardware, or so on. So perhaps you should wait until Christmas, or early next year to purchase this guy. It may save you some heartache, or a headache or two.