Even though Apple is working hard on the launch of its next-generation iPhones – purportedly called the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, along with the anniversary edition iPhone 8. However, it appears the Cupertino based company has more devices up its sleeves which could go official at its annual event this fall. A new report by DigiTimes suggests that Apple could also introduce its third-generation Apple Watch sometime in September.
While we have tiny bits of information about the rumored Apple Watch 3. That said, a few key sources indicate the smartwatch is said to offer improved battery life. Also, it is said to come with some new features such as sleep tracking, along with improved swimming support.
Another new feature that has been long rumored is the addition of cellular support. Now, this would allow the smartwatch to work as a standalone device, without having to depend on an iPhone nearby to make and receive calls and text messages.
Other smartwatch manufacturers have already integrated such a feature in their devices. However, Apple has remained rather tight-lipped about the whole thing, though multiple reports have stated that the company is planning to add this feature on its third-generation smartwatch.
Back in April, DigiTimes also reported, citing supply chain sources that the upcoming Apple Watch 3 will be manufactured by Quanta Computer and is expected to launch in the second half of 2017.
DigiTimes has a rather ‘hit and miss’ reputation when it comes to Apple leaks. That being said, a Fall release of the Apple Watch 3 is likely to happen. As Apple released the Apple Watch 2 in September last year. And given the fact that Apple usually launches new products on an annual cycle, we’re expecting the upcoming Apple Watch 3 to launch alongside the new iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8 at its keynote in September.