While the Apple Watch Series 2 addressed some features that some felt were missing in the original, we’re still not sure if you could call the Apple Watch the perfect smartwatch. After all it took Apple many generations of the iPhone to arrive at where they are today, so we guess the same could be said for the Apple Watch.
If you are still holding out on purchasing the Apple Watch, you might be interested to learn that the Apple Watch Series 3 could be launched in the second half of 2017 according to a report from DigiTimes (via 9to5Mac). The report claims that the device will be launched in the second half of the year, where it is expected to continue being manufactured by Quanta, although this year’s model will also see Compal Electronics lend a hand.
The report doesn’t really tell us what to expect from the third-gen Apple Watch, however we have heard rumors that the Series 3 could introduce cellular connectivity. Some have debated how this works, with some reports claiming a SIM card tray slot, while others are saying that the SIM could be embedded into the device like what Apple has done with the cellular iPads.
The rumors have also been saying that we shouldn’t expect a major redesign, but instead Apple will focus on features and performance. In any case given that the Apple Watch Series 2 was launched last year alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, we guess a second half of 2017 launch doesn’t really seem like that much of a stretch.