New Apple Watch with built-in LTE reportedly coming, T-Mobile expected to sell it


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?

Source: Bloomberg

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  • bill evans

    I will be purchasing this day one.

    • vrm

      let me mail you a turd for 1/2 the price of this. It will be more useful and also, you can use it to perform fecal transplant which will do wonders for your health, esp mental health.

  • Sharti24

    How long has there been LTE android smart watches? LOL apple.


      Samsung’s first Gear S (I bought it when it came out) had it.

  • Wow, only 3 years after Samsung (Gear S)? Apple is closing the gap.

  • mreveryphone

    Having LTE on my s3 is clutch with digits! I hook my Bluetooth headphones up to my watch and leave my phone and wallet at home sometimes since I can pay with my watch. It’s good that the apple user’s will be able to get in on the fun.

  • Jakewwa

    Does it, or will it, have GPS and mapping capabilities?

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  • Petey07

    And how much would this cost… The watch alone and the monthly service fee?

  • yankeesusa

    Battery is horrible on Apple watch if you actually use its features. I hope they put in a better battery.

  • vrm

    garbage. If you are gonna carry a phone, why would you need to carry this extra appendage ? What does this do that your smartphone cannot do ?

    apple is a crap peddling co- it peddles crap at exorbitant prices and people swallow it even if they know they’ll choke on it.

    And now apple is putting out crap to keep intel in business. This watch does NOTHING to NOONE except intel who is trying to sell their crap to apple.