This is according to a report from John Gruber at Daring Fireball (via MacRumors) who talked about a Bloomberg report that suggested that the next Apple Watch could feature LTE connectivity, in which he was quoted as saying, “It’s hard to overstate just how big a deal this could be. No mention in Businessweek’s report, though, of the all-new form factor that I’ve heard is coming for this year’s new watches.”
However Gruber does caution against believing this rumor completely as he states that it comes from an unconfirmed source. “That tidbit came from an unconfirmed little birdie, though, so I wouldn’t bet the house on it.” That being said, Gruber’s report seems to be in line with an earlier report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who previously claimed that the Series 3 will introduce the watch’s first redesign.
This also goes against earlier rumors which suggested that Apple might not redesign the smartwatch, or could only introduce minor changes if anything, but we guess we’ll just have to wait and see for this fall. In the meantime other rumored features include possible cellular/LTE connectivity and maybe the introduction of a micro-LED display.