Ap­ple to re­lease watch that re­duces re­liance on iPhone

Muscat Daily - - BUSINESS -

Ap­ple Inc is plan­ning to re­lease a ver­sion of its smart­watch later this year that can con­nect di­rectly to cel­lu­lar net­works, a move de­signed to re­duce the de­vice’s re­liance on the iPhone, peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the mat­ter told Bloomberg.

Cur­rently, Ap­ple re­quires its smart­watch to be con­nected wire­lessly to an iPhone to stream mu­sic, down­load di­rec­tions and send mes­sages while on the go. Equipped with LTE chips, at least some new Ap­ple Watch mod­els, planned for re­lease by the end of the year, will be able to con­duct many tasks with­out an iPhone in range, the peo­ple said.

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