>> The showstopper at Apple's launch event might just be the Apple Watch. I'm Stephen Nellis with Reuters News, here at the Steve Jobs theater at Apple's Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. We saw a lot of new products, three new iPhones, a new Apple TV. But the most interesting one might just be the series 3 Apple watch.
What Apple added to this was LTE connectivity. That means that you'll be able to take your watch, go for a run, go for a swim, and still get data by text or stream music without having to have your phone near you. This is gonna be a big deal, because it means for the first time, you won't have to constantly have your phone right by your side in order to do those things on your watch.
Now, Apple is gonna offer this to all the major carriers in the United States and in several other countries as well. But there is gonna be about 26 countries around the world where this won't have immediate LTE connectivity. From now, these carriers are gonna have to get onboard with Apple and offer it as part of their plan.
But Apple executives say that most carriers are interested in doing this. Virtually, all of them are going to be offering some kind of trial period. So you can see what it's like to be able to go with your phone untethered, listen to 40 million songs on Apple Music, or send a text message from your phone when you're out for a run without having to pay the full price up front.
The Apple Watch has been thought of as sort of a niche product until now, and Apple's executive say though, that it is actually the best selling smart watch in the world. With this new feature though, we might see it finally become something that's mainstream instead of just for tech enthusiasts.