Apple is reportedly prepping a new version of the Apple Watch with cellular connectivity, and it may be offered by T-Mobile.
A new Apple Watch with a built-in LTE connection is in the works, says a report from Bloomberg. The device is expected to include an Intel modem and will let you do things like download music and use apps without an iPhone nearby.
It’s said that Apple is currently in talks with U.S. and European carriers about offering this cellular-enabled Apple Watch. Three of the carriers that are expected to sell this LTE Apple Watch include AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile in the U.S.
Today’s report says that Apple is currently aiming to launch its LTE Apple Watch by the end of this year, but that delays could push its release outside of 2017.
T-Mobile has offered both the original Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Series 2, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see T-Mo sell the next model, too. An Apple Watch with a built-in cellular connection could be big, potentially letting users do things like get directions, stream music, and send messages, all while leaving their iPhone at home.
Do smartwatches with built-in cellular connectivity interest you?