Apple has finally admitted that its recently launched Apple Watch Series 3 has a serious problem and the issue seems serious enough to waive off the potential buyers at least till the time the company comes up with an update. Apple's latest smartwatch series has intermittent cellular connectivity problem, which was first noticed by the publications like The Verge and the Wall Street Journal.
Now, in a statement, the tech giant has admitted that the problem stems from the Watch attaching to "unauthenticated Wi-Fi wireless networks without connectivity." It means that the Apple Watch 3 is connecting to the wireless networks that it's not supposed to, which is then messing the LTE connectivity of the watch. The Watch 3 is is basically creating a connectivity dead end, then doubling down on it. It fails to manage the shifts between connectivity paths.
As per Apple, the company is "investigating a fix for a future software release."
"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," an Apple spokesperson said in an emailed statement to The Verge.
The Apple Watch 3 was launched alongside the iPhone X on September 12. The cellular version of the phone carries a price tag of $400, which is $70 more than the price of the non-cellular version.