The Apple Watch Series 3 was announced a little over a week ago where one of the key features of the device was its LTE connectivity. This would ultimately free its users from having to tether to their iPhone which would make it more flexible when it came to using during exercise outside.

Unfortunately it seems that the Apple Watch Series 3 has run into some issues ahead of it shipping out to customers. This is according to a report from The Verge who was reviewing a unit ahead of its release and discovered that the Apple Watch would connect to unknown WiFi networks versus connecting to cellular when out and about.

Apple then replaced the unit with a new one, but the problems persisted in which Apple has since issued a statement on the matter. According to the Apple spokesperson, “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. We are investigating a fix for a future software release.”

Given that Apple did not provide an estimate for this update’s release, this means that there is a chance that when the Apple Watch Series 3 is released, which is this Friday, some users could encounter the problem, but we guess at least the problem was caught before it was released, which gives Apple a couple more days to try and rectify it.

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