Next Generation Apple Watch to Include SIM Card, LTE Support?

Next Generation Apple Watch to Include SIM Card, LTE Support?

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Apple's next generation Apple Watch may feature a cellular connection with a SIM card and LTE support, reports Susquehanna Financial Group semiconductor analyst Christopher Rolland.

We understand a model of the next Apple watch will include a SIM card, and therefore is likely to support LTE. We understand some issues remain, including battery life and form factor size, but significant progress has been made. Apple may be employing VOIP and data across a CAT-M1 connection for superior battery life. Apple will tout interoperability with the company’s AirPods (now on back order till May) to make and receive phone calls (perhaps a small win for Maxim with amps in each ear bud).

The main roadblock to a cellular Apple Watch has been the battery consumption of cellular chips. The company has apparently been researching low-power data chips which could bring cellular connectivity without sacrificing as much battery life.

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