Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems just before it ships

Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems just before it ships

However, Apple admitted yesterday-after complaints from media outlets testing the device-that it is having cellular connectivity issues.

The new Apple Watch goes on sale on Friday, but it already has Apple scrambling to fix a major glitch. Apple plans to release a software update to handle the issue. European reviewers, including The Independent's, and early users didn't report the issues. The problem was noted in several reviews of the new smartwatch.

The Verge reviewer Lauren Goode wrote, "Considering that my Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE (both first and second review units) didn't function like it was supposed to, I can't recommend buying it and paying the monthly cell fee based on promises". "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", Apple said.

The watch, which was released along with new iPhone models, has in-built cellular connectivity. The new Watch appeared to try to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellulars.

More news: Tata Sons gets shareholder backing to go private

Shares of the company closed on Wednesday with a 1.68% drop to $ 156.07 per share on Wall Street. In the meantime, Apple Watch Series 3 owners must put up with an annoying bug that pretty much breaks one of the most touted features of the new wearable.

Apart from connection issues, some reviewers were disappointed with the drain on the watch's battery while making calls. Hence, phone calls, text messages, and emails are channeled to the watch in the event that the user is away from his phone, such as situations wherein one is jogging, in the gym, or simply out for a walk.

The latest watch also has a bigger focus on fitness and health. "This is the first generation watch with LTE", he told Reuters.

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