Rumors have been swirling for some time that Apple was about to add a cellular modem to their popular Apple Watch line and indeed, at yesterday’s event, that is exactly what Apple did. By adding a modem, users will be untethered from their iPhone’s and able to make and receive calls, get notifications, alerts, messages and various types of data that would be of interest even if the iPhone is back at home or at the office. For those who want to go for a run or a long walk, the Apple Watch Series 3 with the LTE modem allows this watch to stand on its own and gives people a new level of freedom from their smartphones yet still be connected if needed.
Tim Bajarin is the President of Creative Strategies, Inc. He is recognized as one of the leading industry consultants, analysts and futurists covering the field of personal computers and consumer technology. Mr. Bajarin has been with Creative Strategies since 1981 and has served as a consultant to most of the leading hardware and software vendors in the industry including IBM, Apple, Xerox, Compaq, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft, Polaroid, Lotus, Epson, Toshiba and numerous others. View all posts by Tim Bajarin