Apple Watch Series 3 is having connectivity issues

Apple Inc

A number of reviewers this week have complained that their cellular-enabled, third-generation Apple Watches were having connectivity issues, wreaking havoc on some the watches' most significant new features. Lauren Goode is one of The Verge's wearables reviewer's and here's what she said in her column: While writing my review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities, I experienced notable connectivity issues.

Apple says it's "investigating a fix for a future software release".

The glitch in the new Apple Watch, slated to go on sale in stores Friday, is that key features like Siri and Apple Music - as well as the much-hyped ability to make phone calls - did not work reliably.

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.

Apple confirmed that its new Series 3 Apple Watch can encounter problems connecting to a cellular network. Unlike previous versions of the watch, it has cellular network connectivity built in. Apple stock fell more than 1% in early trading Wednesday, and is down 0.4% in the past month, as the S&P 500 index has gained 3.3%.


Ars will have its own review of the Apple Watch Series 3 in the coming days.

In addition to the poor connectivity, the battery life was not great as well.

Long-time Apple watcher and blogger John Gruber said he couldn't understand why Apple would choose the bright red color, which doesn't match even some of the colors of watch bands Apple itself sells.

Gruber ultimately found the device useful and did not experience connectivity problems. At one point during the show, a woman paddle boarding without her smartphone (but wearing the new Apple Watch) stood on her board and called into the event, demonstrating the smartwatch's ostensible independence. I'll update this post when I hear back. In fact, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon offer service packages dedicated to Apple Watch Series 3.

Related:

  • Gamecocks coach says Upstate native out for season, Deebo disputes report

    Gamecocks coach says Upstate native out for season, Deebo disputes report

    In addition to failing to stop Kentucky , second-year head coach Will Muschamp's undisciplined squad couldn't stop hurting itself. With a running game that has sputtered - aside from a 172-yard total against Missouri - gaining only 31 yards against N.C.
    UK PM Theresa May seeks bilateral trade deal with Canada

    UK PM Theresa May seeks bilateral trade deal with Canada

    Ottawa has said it will not go ahead with this deal so long as Boeing maintains its trade complaint against Bombardier. The U.K.is Canada's largest export market in the European Union.
    This Illegal Piracy Site is

    This Illegal Piracy Site is "Borrowing" Visitors' Computers to Mine Cryptocurrency

    Whether this is a viable alternative to ad revenue or not, The Pirate Bay told TorrentFreak that they're testing it for 24 hours. And that's exactly what Pirate Bay tried to do when it embedded a Javascript cryptocurrency miner to its site.
  • Tara's Take: McAdoo takes his turn in the crosshairs

    It doesn't get any easier for the Giants , either, not with road games against Philadelphia and Tampa Bay in the next two weeks. Matthew Stafford is making the leap from very good quarterback to a great franchise quarterback in front of our eyes.
    Iraq SC orders suspension of Kurdistan referendum

    Iraq SC orders suspension of Kurdistan referendum

    At the same time, the Kurdistan Region is moving forward with its historic referendum on independence scheduled for Sep. 25. Russian oil giant Rosneft said today that will soon finalise a deal to develop pipelines in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
    Maria now a hurricane following Irma's path

    Maria now a hurricane following Irma's path

    As if the Caribbean islands haven't had enough wind and rain from Hurricane Irma , there's a new storm about to batter the region. Jose is whipping up risky surf and rip currents as it heads north over the Atlantic off the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard.
  • CBO won't estimate full effects of Obamacare repeal until after vote deadline

    CBO won't estimate full effects of Obamacare repeal until after vote deadline

    Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has said he would vote against it, arguing that it does not go far enough in repealing the Affordable Care Act . CBO said Monday it "is aiming to provide a preliminary assessment of the Graham-Cassidy bill by early next week".
    President Trump's Plan for National Monuments

    President Trump's Plan for National Monuments

    The other monuments Zinke is proposing to shrink include Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, which together encompass 3.2 million acres.
    Mumbai demands for reforms in local trains over the new bullet train

    Mumbai demands for reforms in local trains over the new bullet train

    The Railways will conduct a feasibility survey for the Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train project and give its approval for the same. Shrikant Shinde, Shiv Sena MP said, "Modi takes decision in haste and doesn't take other people in to confidence".
  • Spain moves to expel N. Korean ambassador

    Spain moves to expel N. Korean ambassador

    The newest UNSC resolution froze North Korea's oil imports at the current level while cutting its imports of refined petroleum products by half.
    Alec Baldwin just majorly dissed President Trump

    Alec Baldwin just majorly dissed President Trump

    Alec has had three kids with his wife in the last three years but in 2017 thus far, the pair hasn't conceived for the fourth time. Producer Lorne Michaels nailed the short speech requirement, accepting a statue for Best Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live .

    Burnley hold on to draw with Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp watched his Liverpool side dominate the game against Burnley at Anfield on Sunday, but only come away with a point on a frustrating afternoon for the Reds.

Comments

Latest news

Kenya's presidential re-run may be postponed
Armed police patrolled the entrance to the court and trucks filled with security forces were parked outside the building. The constitution dictates the poll take place within 60 days of the Supreme Court's ruling, which is October 31.

West Ham vs Tottenham: Slaven Bilic facing selection headache for London derby
Huddersfield Town travel to London on Monday to take on a West Ham United side languishing at the foot of the Premier League table.

Syrian troops battling ISIS advance toward US-backed force
The Russian foreign ministry said units of the Syrian army had already crossed. The Islamic State militia took control of Deir al-Zour in 2014.

Reliance Jio prevails over Airtel, Idea as Trai cuts IUC
Effective October 1st, TRAI has reduced IUC charges to 6 paise/minute from the existing 14 paise/minute. The reduction in interconnect usage charge will benefit Jio, for which the charge was a huge liability.

Toys R Us could be close to filing bankruptcy
But in a statement sent to various media outlets, chairman and CEO Dave Brandon was optimistic about the future of the chain. The retail giant has now announced its north American arm is seeking " Chapter 11 protection" from the US Bankruptcy court.

India brandishes 'intelligence report' of Rohingyas' militant links
Numerous displaced have arrived with horrific tales of killings and rapes by Myanmar's security forces and Buddhist militias. About 412,000 fled to Bangladesh , but some have also reached India, Nepal and Pakistan in recent weeks.

Russian helicopter fires at spectators during military exercise
An incident with a combat helicopter that fired a missile at spectators has recently occurred during Zapad 2017 military drills . It said Tuesday two people were wounded and two vehicles destroyed in the incident during the Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers.

Xbox One Update Comes with Intelligent Delivery Features
Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition is going to be released on September 29th. The Xbox One X is the most powerful console ever created.

North Korea calls United Nations sanctions a 'hostile act'
The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley , on Sunday said that Trump wants the world body to be efficient and effective. North Korea will be high on the agenda for world leaders this coming week at the annual meeting of the U.N.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain needs time to adapt at Liverpool, says Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reassured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he has not made a mistake in coming to Anfield. Another peripheral first-team player in contention to feature for Liverpool is Jon Flanagan.

Fortnite "configuration error" allowed cross-play between Xbox One and PS4
The debate is finally laid to rest when reddit user /u/PyroBlack76 posted a photo of a PS4 playing with an Xbox One side-by-side. Somehow, players are managing to play cross-platform, with anyone they want; something the game apparently, isn't created to do.

128 nations sign US Declaration on reform of United Nations
The contributions are agreed on by the 193-member General Assembly. "Hard to imagine him being scripted for the whole week". The United States is the largest contributor to the U.N. budget, reflecting its position as the world's largest economy.

WH denies Trump is softening stance on Paris climate deal
Trump promised to "cancel" the Paris Agreement during his presidential campaign, but his own White House was split on the issue. During his June announcement, Trump downplayed the prospects of finding areas of agreement with other participating countries.

Warriors' Kevin Durant slams Thunder in now-deleted tweets
To another Twitter user, Durant's account wrote: "imagine taking russ off that team, see how bad they were". On Sunday night, a series of unusual tweets came from Durant's verified account.

Auburn dismisses QB Sean White after public intoxication arrest, per report
The redshirt junior was competing to be Auburn's starter this season, but he lost the job to Jarrett Stidham in the preseason. He played in 18 total games between his freshman and sophomore campaigns, completing 261 of his 351 attempts (61.5 percent).

Other news