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Apple Watch leak hints at LTE connectivity and new colors

Apple CEO Tim Cook wearing an Apple Watch at a 2014 event.
Image: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP/REX/Shutterstock

The hits just keep on coming from the iOS 11 leak we reported early Saturday, and the latest is all about the Apple Watch. 

Based on details found in the Golden Master leak of iOS 11 firmware, it appears that Apple is preparing to release an LTE version of the Apple Watch. 

Revealed in a report from 9to5Mac, the best hint that the next Apple Watch, which may be called Series 3, will include LTE connectivity is the discovery of an Apple Watch image containing a signal meter on the watch face that might be used to indicate connection strength.

The image of the watch face also includes a phone icon and a red accent on the Digital Crown, a design element Tim Cook was spotted wearing as early as 2015. Although recent rumors have floated the idea that an LTE-enabled Apple Watch might not have the ability to make phone calls, it’s hard to imagine Cook testing the device for over two years and not lobbying to add a powerful feature like the ability to make phone calls. 

Additionally, the leak also hints that we may be getting new Apple Watch colors, including Gray in ceramic casing and “Blush Gold” in aluminum casing. This is also yet another clue that that new iPhone color isn’t copper or bronze, but a new Blush Gold color.

Of course, all will be revealed on Tuesday, but this epic leak, which has revealed a wealth of info about the new iPhone and how it may work, is possibly one of the biggest pre-event Apple leaks ever. 

Somewhere, Cook may be yelling a few choice words into his Apple Watch as he tries to deal with a seemingly unending cavalcade of leaks ahead of Tuesday’s event. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/09/09/apple-watch-lte-new-colors/

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