Apple Watch Battery Life Issues Mean No LTE in Next Version: Report
Built-in cellular service in Apple’s next smartwatch is being delayed as the company continues to struggle with LTE and battery life.
Apple’s next Apple Watch will still have to be used alongside an Apple iPhone because a desired feature—built-in LTE cellular service—is not delivering adequate battery life in the devices in testing.
Rumors that LTE service will not be included in the next Apple Watch have been heard recently, but no specific reasons were given for why the feature is not yet ready. An Aug. 18 report by Bloomberg now confirms that battery life shortcomings are the reason for LTE service having to wait for a later version of the Apple Watch.
“The source of the delay is that current cellular chips consume too much battery life, reducing the product’s effectiveness and limiting user appeal,” three unidentified sources told Bloomberg. Instead of adding the feature to the next Apple Watch, the company is now “studying…
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