Apple To Launch Watches That Can Make Calls
American technology conglomerate, Apple plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to mobile phone networks.
According to a Bloomberg report on Friday, citing people familiar with the development, some of the new models for the Apple Watch will be equipped with LTE chips and be able to perform many tasks without needing an iPhone to be in range.
Currently, the Apple Watch needs to be connected to an iPhone to send messages, get directions from maps and stream music.
Intel Corp will supply the LTE modems for the new watch, according to Bloomberg.
The iPhone maker is already in talks with carriers in the United States and Europe about offering the cellular version of the Apple Watch, the report said.
Intel declined to comment, while Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Apple is now seriously looking to innovate on some of its products to boost market share after South Korean electronics giant, Samsung beat it as world’s most profitable company.