Apple’s iPhone 8 may have been dominating the headlines for the past few weeks, but the company could also be preparing for the Apple Watch 3 launch this September. Apple Watch 3 is probably the most anticipated wearable device to arrive this year. According to a report from 9to5Mac, the device might support a 4G Lte connectivity. The current version of the wearable device is still dependent on iPhones so that make or receive calls.

How does the LTE feature work?

The Apple Watch 3 could be a standalone device with the help of its built-in LTE modem, which means that it can make or receive calls and messages without pairing it with a smartphone.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that users can also stream or download music even on the move.

The company had begun talking with US and European network providers to implement the new feature. The Apple Watch 3 is rumored to feature a front-facing FaceTime camera for making video calls. It will also have some built-in sleep-tracking feature. The company predicts that the Apple Watch 3 would be a huge hit because of the upcoming LTE feature.

Apple and Aetna discussed future improvements of Apple Watch

According to Forbes, Apple and Aetna had a two-day meeting to discuss partnerships with major hospital chains to improve the Apple Watch. The two companies want to improve people’s health awareness through the wearable device. Aetna employees are currently testing the device. Aetna will evaluate if the device can really help a person to eat better and exercise more regularly.

iPhone 8’s rumored specs and price

On the other hand, Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 8 alongside the Apple Watch 3. The flagship smartphone might sport some impressive features because it will represent the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. The company might also unveil two new smartphones, which are minor updates of the previous model. It will be the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.

The iPhone 8 will feature a new all-screen bezel-less design, 3D recognition sensors, and augmented reality capabilities.

The 3D sensors or facial recognition sensor can generate a “FaceID,” which can be used to verify payments through Apple Pay. The FaceID can also unlock the iPhone 8. The device is expected to be expensive. It could have a starting price of $1,000.

The iPhone 8 will sport a wireless charging feature and vertical dual cameras on the rear. The company will remove the iconic physical home button of the device and replace it with a virtual button called “Home Indicator.”

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