As anticipated, the new Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE is in high-demand, and of course any critic is going to be looking for possible bugs. One such bug was recently noticed by Lauren Goode of The Verge.
Lauren noticed while she was in certain hot-spots zones, her Apple Watch 3 would kick her off the cellular platform, while the watch attempts to connect to a local unauthenticated wifi network, i.e. Starbucks or any public place that requires a sign-in, thus preventing the her from using cellular data. Apple soon responded to the concerns of the connectivity issues:
“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,” a spokespersons for Apple stated in an emailed statement. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.”
Determining if Apple will address and correct the glitch in the next iOS upgrade, remains to be seen, but I believe it is safe to say that Apple will not let the glitch go unsolved, now that the company has confirmed the issue.
Aside from the cellular glitch, the Apple Watch still dominates the smartwatch industry, teaming with the likes of Nike and fashion house Hermes, to reach a broader audience. This might be the first time that Apple openly acknowledges a network issue with the smartwatch between pre-orders sales and the 2017 release on September 22. Eventually, Apple will have to address the glitch for new and loyal customers, sooner than later.
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