Connectivity fault hampers new LTE Apple Watch Series 3

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Apple Watch Series 3
There's a fix coming, but it's not here yet.
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A fault with Apple Watch Series 3 LTE models can make cellular connectivity unreliable, Apple admits.

“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 in a statement. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.”

The Verge first reported the Apple Watch LTE glitch after a reviewer experienced the problem while testing the new device. Apple replaced the review unit, but the replacement experienced the same connectivity problem.

Apple did not say when a software update will fix the problem, but the company will no doubt be eager to issue one ASAP. Given that the Apple Watch Series 3 hasn’t even started to arrive in customers’ hands, this is certainly unfortunate timing. Especially since, as Apple noted at last week’s keynote event, the Apple Watch is now the world’s top-selling watch model.

Still reasons to buy

Even with this temporary fault, however, the Apple Watch Series 3 is shaping up to be a “must have.” For a list of all the reasons why the next-generation smartwatch will transform your Apple Watch experience, check out this post by my esteemed colleague Killian Bell.

Let’s just hope this LTE glitch gets sorted soon!

Source: The Verge