Following their introduction last month, Apple Watch Nike+ GPS and LTE Series 3 models are now available to buy in Apple Stores across the world.
One of the biggest feature that the Series 3 brought is new cellular capabilities. This now means that you no longer have to have your iPhone with you all the time to make it work. Apple’s own Jeff Williams shared how engineers have turned the display of the Apple Watch Series 3 into an antenna system, all while keeping case the same size as the Series 2. While the case remained the same, it was disclosed the the back crystal that was extended 0.25 millimeters- or the equivalent of two sheets of paper according to Williams. One thing that was emphasized during the debut was that you could now stream over 40 million songs on your wrist from Apple Music due to a cellular connection.
While it was probably the most highlighted feature, cellular wasn’t the only thing introduced today. Apple has also added a dual-core processor which enables Siri to speak for the first time on watchOS. The new W2 chip inside also adds 80 percent faster Wi-Fi, but at the same time remains 50 percent more power efficient. Additionally, the W2 includes an altimeter which will track flights climbed and should improve help apps that track skiing and snowboarding.
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