(CUPERTINO, CA) – Apple has introduced Apple Watch Series 3, featuring built-in cellular. Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular will allow users to stay connected, make calls, receive texts and more, even without iPhone nearby. The watch will share the same number as iPhone so there’s no need to provide an additional number to family, friends, or colleagues.
Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, and both featuring a 70 per cent faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip.
“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,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Apple Watch Series 3 combined with the power of watchOS 4 is the ultimate device for a healthy life.”
Apple anticipates that the combination of cellular and watchOS 4 will allow Apple Music users to stream 40 million songs right from their wrist. Later this fall, Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) will stream music, giving users access to any song from Apple Music. The new Radio app also enables listeners to access Beats 1 live or any Apple Music radio station while away from iPhone or Wi-Fi.
Canadian customers will be able to order both models of Apple Watch Series 3 beginning September 15, with availability beginning September 22.
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $399 (US) and Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) starts at $329 (US), both featuring new upgrades like a faster dual-core processor and wireless chip, along with a barometric altimeter.