Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet for an update on the KRACK Wi-Fi hack, plus they look at China blocking LTE support for the Apple Watch Series 3.
China shut down LTE support for Apple Watch Series 3, and it’s likely over fears the smartwatch will be used to by other governments to track its citizens.
In Episode 431, Bryan and Jeff dig into four topics, and they didn’t even run late. They discuss Apple’s App Store-ectomy from iTunes, Jimmy Iovine’s plans for Apple Music, FM radios in our iPhones, and whether or not Jeff is going to regret not getting LTE in his new Apple Watch Series 3.
Apple released watchOS 4.0.1 on Wednesday with a fix for a problem where some Apple Watch Series 3 models with cellular connectivity support were connecting to unauthenticated public Wi-Fi networks.
Other things to keep in mind: the LTE Apple Watch won’t work with prepaid phone plans, and streaming Apple Music on the watch won’t be available until next month.
Want to make and receive cellular calls on your new Apple Watch Series 3? That’ll cost you an extra $10 a month.
You’ll be able to make phone calls from your wrist, but the new wearable device doesn’t feature much else in the way of new features other than additional color options for the case and bands.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at a new report saying the Apple Watch Series 3 will have LTE cellular connectivity, plus they have something to say about iOS 11’s redesigned App Store icon.
Apple Watch Series 3 will have LTE cellular support and is launching this fall along side the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8.