To no one’s surprise, Apple unveiled the LTE Apple Watch at its event yesterday. The Apple Watch Series 3 is being offered in both LTE and Wi-Fi only models.
The LTE model will be released in a few markets initially since Apple is still working with carriers across the globe to bring this product to more markets. Customers in the United States will have to pay $10 per month for cellular service on the LTE Apple Watch.
The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE allows users to make and receive calls, send messages, and more using the phone number they already have. This means you no longer have to carry an iPhone around with you for internet connectivity on the smartwatch. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have all confirmed pricing details for the LTE Apple Watch Series 3. Sprint however, hasn’t released this information yet.
Verizon customers can add the new Apple Watch to their existing plan for an extra $10 per month. Interestingly, the carrier normally charges $5 per month to add a smartwatch to a plan so we don’t know why it has increased the price for the Apple Watch. AT&T and T-Mobile customers will both be able to add the new Apple Watch to their existing plans for an extra $10 per month. Apple will release the new smartwatch on September 22nd.