KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo has a new forecast out (via 9to5Mac) that gives us indication of what to expect from Apple in terms of the Apple Watch come September. According to the analyst, the next Apple Watch (currently known as the Apple Watch 3, or Series 3) will come in two variants. One will have LTE connectivity, and the other will not. This lines up with a previous Bloomberg report that suggested the next Watch would ship with cellular connectivity. At this point, we’re near certain this update will take place.
Previously, it was mentioned by Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber that the next Apple Watch would take on a new design. It doesn’t appear that way anymore as Kuo notes this type of refresh won’t occur at least this year. However, all four major US carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint) will all carry the LTE-enabled Apple Watch which, by the way, won’t support 3G networks. Hope you have good coverage where you live.
All in all, the next Apple Watch should be pretty interesting. It’s expected to be unveiled alongside the radically-redesigned iPhone 8, the refreshed iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, and hopefully a 4K Apple TV. We’ll also likely hear more regarding the company’s HomePod originally unveiled at WWDC 2017.