One of the most innovative companies in the consumer electronics industry over the past decade has been Apple. Ever since the company released the iPhone about 10 years ago, they have continued to impress consumers with its technology and style. The company has produced a range of new products including computers, laptops, and tablets. A few years ago, the company even released the Apple Watch, which was the first piece of wearable technology that the company had unveiled.
While the Apple Watch was very popular and sold well, there were some drawbacks that drew some criticism. One of the main drawbacks of the watch was that it required the user to connect it to their phone through Bluetooth in order for it to work properly. If they did not do this, they would not be able to receive calls, texts, and stream music. While this was a drawback of prior models, it appears that Apple is set to unveil a new model that will fix this issue (https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/15/apple-watch-3-cellular-can-make-calls-stream-music-september-launch.html).
The company is reportedly going to unveil a new watch at their annual presentation in September. At this event, they are also likely going to announce a new iPhone, which is expected to be called the iPhone 8. The newest generation of the watch is likely to have its own cellular access, which will be used through a SIM card embedded in the device. This will allow it to access to Internet directly, without going through the phone. This means that a user of the watch will be able to receive calls, texts, and other data when they are on the go, without the use of their phone. Many expect that this feature will help it claim the title of being the best-selling smart watch in the world. It is currently behind the FitBit and the Xiaomi, which is a device that is very popular in China.
While there are clear advantages to having a watch that does not need to be synced to a phone, there are drawbacks as well. One of the main concerns is about the potential cost of the watch. The watch will likely have to be more expensive due to the inclusion of the SIM card. Furthermore, there is likely going to be an additional data and connection fee with a user’s cellular provider.