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Apple Acknowledges There's a Bug With LTE Connectivity on the New Apple Watch

Apple Acknowledges There's a Bug With LTE Connectivity on the New Apple Watch

Posted September 21, 2017 at 2:39am by iClarified · 9339 views
Apple has issued a statement acknowledging a bug with the Apple Watch Series 3 that results in LTE connectivity issues.

The problem was noted in several reviews of the new smartwatch. The Verge said, "While writing my review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities, I experienced notable connectivity issues. The new Watch appeared to try to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellular, when I was out and about without my phone. Within the first couple days of experiencing this, Apple replaced my first review unit with a second one, but that one proved to be problematic, too."

The WSJ also reported a similar experience calling the device "Untethered... and Unreliable".

Most worryingly, my colleague Geoffrey Fowler and I experienced cellular connectivity issues on three separate pre-production models, in two different states, on two different 4G LTE carriers.

Apple is blaming connectivity problems on a bug which causes the Apple Watch to try to connect to unauthenticated Wi-Fi Networks.

Here's their statement provided to The Verge:

“We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular,” an Apple spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.”

Hopefully this gets resolved soon! Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

Apple Acknowledges There's a Bug With LTE Connectivity on the New Apple Watch
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youstillsuckd1ck - September 23, 2017 at 1:39am
MUKAI.......You still suck daddy D1CK!!!!!!!!!!
MUKAI - September 26, 2017 at 5:40pm
Just like your mother did last night after she put you to bed son.
PHUKAI - October 11, 2017 at 2:00am
And like I established before this 'garbage' is one of the best if not as of now the best watch on the market that you are too b***hurt to understand and in fact never have never will. Saying what you want to hear will never change it even if you go on mentioning this a gizillion of times endlessly like you're living under a rock (than again you are).
pinoy6262 - September 22, 2017 at 2:57pm
is this issue have anything to do with Intel modem chips? Qualcomm?
RealistN!gga - September 21, 2017 at 11:49am
That's why they did the demo on water vs land. Radio waves travel farther. Would've been a sh!t demo and embarrassment during the keynote if they were in downtown SF
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