New LTE Apple Watch Won't Have 'Obvious Change' to Form Factor [Report]

New LTE Apple Watch Won't Have 'Obvious Change' to Form Factor [Report]

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The new LTE Apple Watch won't have an 'obvious change' to form factor, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The main selling point of the device will be its cellular connectivity.

Kuo believes the smartwatch will keep its two 38mm and 42mm sizes and be offered with and without LTE, similar to the iPad.

Shipments of the new Apple Watch are estimated to reach 8-9 million units in the second half of 2017 with the LTE model accounting for 35-40% of shipments. In total, Apple is expected to sell 17.5-18 million units this year.

Kuo says that to drive major growth Apple will need to introduce a radical form factor change and more medical and health features.

Notably, a 'little birdie' recently told Daring Fireball's John Gruber that the new Apple Watch would have an 'all-new form factor', but he warned that the "tidbit came from an unconfirmed little birdie, though, so I wouldn’t bet the house on it."

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[via MacRumors]

New LTE Apple Watch Won't Have 'Obvious Change' to Form Factor [Report]

D4xM4Nx - August 15, 2017 at 3:24am
Coming short of iPhone 8 'reports'? Now the drama extends further :P
odedoo1 - August 15, 2017 at 2:16am
I can't wait, in my country it cost $1.00 to get a copy of your Sim, it started when people had a built in car phones in new cars which required its own Sim and now they also sell duplicate Sim's also for tablets so I already got 3 exactly duplicated Sim's which have exactly the same phone number and uses the same plan which I've just upgraded 2 months ago to unlimited data which is offered by a new Suplier for ( exchanging to American dollars ) it comes to about $17 a month. And the way it works is you decide how many times the first Sim rings till the others activate and start ringing, so usually people got it to ring twice in the car and if you don't pickup then the cellphone in your pocket ring but it's all your decision which is always changeable by calling your Cell Supplier, me I got them all ringing at the same time just never tried other options but with the rest of the functions it got no effect like with the 4G or LTE Data ( depends on supplier ). So no I can have my Apple Watch as a totally single entity with the same phone number, I can't wait for it to come out, I'll be buying this one for sure just wonder how it's going to hold a sim and still be waterproof unless there will be a programmable Sim built in.
Raas Al Ghul - August 15, 2017 at 12:56am
I think the Apple Watch is one of the best looking smart watches by far.
M&MM - August 15, 2017 at 12:45am
OMG, I was hoping so much for a design change... It's the most boring looking apple design I'm aware of. So sad!
PHUKAI - August 15, 2017 at 12:21am
Not even close unlike garbage defining waste like your opinion-shove-down-the-throat bullshit!