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Mobile won't slow down the Apple Watch's data speeds after all

17 September 2017

Apple's iPhones were at the forefront of their recent keynote, but their smart watches made an appearance as well.

Good news for T-Mobile customers planning on getting the new Apple Watch Series 3: less than a day after revealing that the new LTE-enabled smartwatch would be limited to 3G speeds on its network, T-Mobile has reversed its stance and says users will get full 4G LTE data speeds. Thanks to a new W2 chip strengthening the battery, Apple Watches can now work with cellular.

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Introducing the Series 3 Watch, Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, said, "We believe the addition of cellular will transform the way people use Apple Watch, providing a new sense of freedom since they can stay connected with or without their iPhone". An Apple support representative told a MacRumors reader that an "Apple Watch purchased in the USA online store will only work with the four carriers in the United States". While the Apple Watch Series 3 looks pretty much like its predecessors from the outside, customers now have the choice to add LTE connectivity with a starting price of $399. Streaming music without a phone will also be tediously slow.

Worse, none of the other big four carriers have suggested that they'll slow speeds on the LTE Apple Watch. It'll use the same phone number as your iPhone, so you won't require an additional line.

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The Apple Watch Series 3 also features a brand new processor: the S3.

It has been confirmed that the pre-orders for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will start in India from this month. Apple Watch's third series will launch a week later, on September 22.

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Both devices featured with wireless charging, and come with 64GB and 256GB.

Mobile won't slow down the Apple Watch's data speeds after all