Apple admits issues with Apple Watch connectivity, stock falls


Apple has admitted to a major flaw in its latest Apple Watch, just two days ahead of the gadget's scheduled debut. The company is investigating the issue and will likely come out with a fix in a future software update. But the LTE support is more or less what Apple is using to sell the $400 wearable in the first place, as it ostensibly gives users the ability to make calls, stream music, and generally use the device in a more self-reliant manner. With a cellular or Wi-Fi connection, it can make/take calls, activate Siri, send texts and connect to the internet without pairing with an iPhone, as previous variants were required to.

"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 told CNN Tech.

Apple Watch Series 3 first impressions: During a workout, the Apple Watch is able to divide the time that was actually in fat burn and cardio. Series 3 should feature built-in cellular connection.

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"On more than one occasion, I detached myself from the phone, traveled blocks away from my home or office, and watched the Watch struggle to connect to LTE", Goode noted. While I think that is a bit high, AT&T points out that it already does this when you add LTE to your iPad, which is also tied to your main phone number, so they treat the Apple Watch Series 3 the same way. I don't get it. I would much prefer this watch if it were black. For more analysis of Apple, visit the IBD Stock Checkup. There's also a new dual-core CPU that is 70 percent faster than Series 2, and Apple wisely uses the screen itself for the radio's antenna so the device avoid excess bulk.

Another fairly positive review came from Buzzfeed's Nicole Nguyen, who declared the Apple Watch Series 3 the "best smartwatch I've ever used" but explained that since most wearables were pretty very bad, that wasn't a great compliment.