Friday, August 4, 2017

Apple Un-Tethers The Apple Watch -- August 4, 2017

There are two things folks want in the Apple Watch:
  • to measure blood glucose; and,
  • to be un-tethered from the iPhone
Well, it looks like one of those has been resolved. From Bloomberg:
Apple Inc. is planning to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, a move designed to reduce the device’s reliance on the iPhone.
Currently, Apple requires its smartwatch to be connected wirelessly to an iPhone to stream music, download directions in maps, and send messages while on the go.
Equipped with LTE chips, at least some new Apple Watch models, planned for release by the end of the year, will be able to conduct many tasks without an iPhone in range. For example, a user would be able to download new songs and use apps and leave their smartphone at home.
Yes, this is huge.

Now, about that glucose-monitoring.

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