Even as the focus and attention of the market is on the all-important Apple event on September 12 for the release of the iPhone 8, the same event is likely to have a few more announcements. One of these could include a new Apple Watch.
The significant feature this Series 3 smartwatch from Apple is likely to be the cellular support the wearable device will be provided with. So far, the watch could only be used when coupled with an iPhone and away from the phone, it had very little to offer except perhaps functioning as any wrist watch.
With the cellular support, this situation will change. Even if you decide to leave your phone behind for any particular reason, you can continue to track your mails and messages on the Series 3 and do other activities.
But it is not as if the iPhone will be totally taken out of this ecosystem. When apps have to be downloaded on to the wearable device, then the phoneâ€™s app store is essential to be couple through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Apple has, however, already indicated that its app developers would be developing smartwatch-specific apps in future, instead of having to draw upon the apps that have been originally designed for the smartphones. The ultimate aim is to provide genuine user-experience with the apps.
The conclusion that the cellular support is being made available to the new Apple Series 3 watch has been arrive at after seeing some images leaked of the new iOS 11 to be released now.
The image of the watch displayed there has four green dots on the device, besides the icons for phone and navigation. These dots, according to analysts, mean that there will be a cellular connection directly on the watch. A digital crown in red color is another visible feature that can be confirmed as far as the new Apple watch is concerned.
More details could emerge on Tuesday when Apple is expected to make a slew of announcements.