The third-generation Apple Watch will be released this fall with the iPhone 8, according to KGI analyst Guo Mingchi forecast, the new Apple Watch will support LTE cellular mobile network, but does not support voice calls. According to Guo Mingchi introduction, although Apple Watch support iPhone voice call function is very attractive, but he believes that Apple should first improve the data transmission experience. The result is that this year's new Apple Watch does not support traditional voice calls.
However, Apple Watch can support FaceTime and Skype and other VoIP services. The current Apple Watch has supported FaceTime audio calls. At the same time, due to Apple Watch internal space is very small, LTE version of Apple Watch may use the electronic SIM card, rather than the entity SIM card. Apple Watch's electronic SIM card number will be the same as the phone. At the same time, Guo Mingchi also mentioned that Apple Watch Series 3 may only support LTE in some countries, because not all mobile operators support this business model.
The major US carriers will support Verizon, AT & amp; T and T-Mobile. Although Apple is currently working with Qualcomm for legal war, but Apple Watch Series 3 will still use Qualcomm chips, because Qualcomm chips smaller than the Intel chip, more energy consumption.
Finally, Guo Mingchi also predicted that Apple is not interested in the development of Apple Watch Android application, because the Android phone is difficult to achieve the same integration with the iPhone. LTE connectivity will become Apple Watch Series 3 main features, but the appearance of the device is not much change.