Apple’s latest generation wearable, the Apple Watch Series 3, is already receiving backlash for having bugs. According to a statement given to The Verge, when the watch tries to connect to unknown Wi-Fi networks while your iPhone is at home which don’t offer any type of internet connectivity, it can cause the device to not connect properly to LTE. This is rather unfortunate since early reviewer’s reviews went live this morning and they had no other choice but to publish them without knowing Apple had acknowledged these cellular connectivity issues.

“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,” an Apple spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.”

In the statement, Apple said they’ll be releasing a software update for the Apple Watch Series 3 that will hopefully resolve any issues with its LTE, but we have no idea when that update may arrive. We also don’t know the exact reason why this issue is occuring so any quick fixes haven’t been found yet. Of course, none of this really matters since the watch isn’t even out yet, but if that software update isn’t released soon, early buyers of the Series 3 may be disappointed in their experience.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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  1. […] Watch owners with watchOS version 4.0.1. The company says this software bug fix should resolve the recent cellular activation and connectivity problems users have been facing with the recently introduced Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. Of course, this […]



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