There are a lot of reports hitting the 'net this morning in reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3, which indicate that there are some LTE connectivity issues - causing Apple to take a small dip this morning and a speed bump in its march to $1 trillion. The new Watch appeared to try to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellular, when I was out and about without my phone.
But several other prominent publications, including the Wall Street Journal and The Verge, recommended against purchasing the new model because the LTE cellular data connectivity did not work as expected. Battery life seems to be rather less than was proclaimed at launch, and Apple has also identified LTE issues that prevent the watch from using cellular.
Apple shares on Wednesday slid 2.2 percent to $155.27.
The watch is created to rely less on the iPhone, and lets users answer calls, get texts, talk to Siri and access third-party apps without being tethered.
Now the first reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3 are starting to trickle in and, while they are generally positive, they highlight a couple of issues. "We are investigating a fix for a future software release". "This is the first generation watch with LTE", he told Reuters.
Apple has admitted to a major flaw in its latest Apple Watch, just two days ahead of the gadget's scheduled debut.
This quarter will be a big one for Apple, but the next one is going to be even more crucial.