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00:00:01
>> The latest Apple Watch and Apple stock on Wednesday plagued by reviews pointing out connectivity and battery issues with the Series 3, Apple's first watch to be able to make a call without the iPhone around. The stock dropped over 2%. One report by a tech new site The Verge saying Apple's spokesperson admitted that the Watch Series 3 may stop using a cellular connection when it joins an unauthenticated WiFi network.
00:00:26
Other reviews pointing out the shorter than expected battery life when roaming, especially when making calls. Reuters correspondent Stephen Nellis covers Apple.>> So problems with the LTE connectivity in the Apple Watch Series 3 are a big problem cuz that's its main feature. However it looks like this is a fixable bug that actually has more to do with how the watch connects to WiFi to try to save battery then it is with the LTE itself.
00:00:50
So it should be solvable. On the other hand, the battery life of the Apple Watch Series 3 is gonna be an issue that can't really be fixed with software. Apple said that the watch would get up to 18 hours of battery life with a mix of LTE usage.
00:01:03
A lot of reviewers felt that with a pretty reasonable mix of LTE usage, maybe an hour long walk or something, that the Apple Watch did not get the kind of battery life that Apple was saying it did. So I think what we've got is a case of Apple setting those expectations too high.
00:01:18
>> While the iPhone, not the Watch, is what makes Apple's revenues tick, the device, according to Apple, became the top smart watch in terms of sales and at last week's product launch event, stole the show. The Apple Watch Series 3 is scheduled to arrive at stores on Friday.