Apple Watch 3 Release Date: The smartwatch industry has been growing for quite some time now with more and more tech firms striving to introduce more premium wearables in the market. However, on the smartwatch foray, Apple has already left its competitors far behind with their immensely acclaimed Apple Watch Series. Apple launched the second iteration of the line-up back in September 2016 at the same launch event which saw the iPhone 7 being rolled out. The latest in the line of premium wearables brought all new features to the table like GPS, a dual-core processor, water-resistance and a brighter OLED display.
Now there has been considerable speculation regarding the Apple Watch 3 with many tech enthusiasts racking their brains regarding the release date of the Apple Watch 3 from the Cupertino-based firm.
Normally, the release date of a company’s upcoming flagship can be speculated based on the previous launches of its predecessors. It follows a significant pattern. But the same can hardly be said about the Apple Watch series. This is because the company released Apple Watch 2 seventeen months after the release of the original Apple Watch, instead of the usual twelve months gap. While the original one was launched on April 24, 2015; the second edition of Apple Watch was launched on September 16, 2016. The reason behind this huge gap has been speculated to be the fact that Apple does not view its Apple Watch series as they do their smartphone flagships. Usually, smartwatches come with limited functionalities. Therefore, the multi-million dollar company does not release a new generation of Apple Watch every year. As a result of which, the release of Apple Watch 3 may be more delayed than we expect it to be.
- Keeping in mind the company’s recent launching patterns, it can quite well be speculated that the Apple Watch 3 will feature sometime in September 2017 along with the iPhone 7 ‘S’ variants. That being said because there is slight chance of any device announcement about Apple Watch 3 Release Date by Tim Cook at the WWDC in June which Apple uses for mostly launching software updates. Now another big question is definitely regarding when the devices will be announced by Apple.
With every tech enthusiast already aware of the company’s tight lipped policy pertaining to forthcoming device launches, there is absolutely no telling exactly when Apple decides to end up announcing the Apple Watch 2.
The first Apple Watch surfaced back in 2015 when the wearable industry was just on the brink but the tech giants have since then held a strong hold on the industry making sure that their premium line of smartwatches remain unbeaten throughout. Many are of the impression that the upcoming Apple Watch 3 will be the first to bear the iWatch monikor putting it in line with the rest of Apple’s i-device lineup. Considering the fact that the latest Apple Watch 3 is already pegged to sport the latest technological developments, it is quite natural that Apple is taking a considerable amount of time to roll out their new offering.
Rumours are also strife that Apple might release a Series 2 'S' in March 2017, with the new S version adding extra storage options to the current 2GB Apple Watch Series 2 line-up. With 4GB and 8GB Apple Watch 2S already being hailed as a possibility, the Apple Watch 3 release date might just be pushed back to 2018, considering the company wouldn’t possibly launch two new wearables in a matter of months. Other factors which could push back the release date of the Apple Watch 3 is if the Watch 2S variants are launched alongside the iPhone 7S variants pushing both the wearable and the rumoured iPhone 8 forward to 2018.
Now that the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is on in full flow, we can expect more announcements in the coming days. But if we look back at the two days, we can say that there have been quite a few things to look forward. Certainly, the iOS 11 Beta has been the biggest announcement. Along with that, there have been quite a few other things as well. And among those, the features of the watchOS 4 are the one that will certainly grab the attention of the tech enthusiasts who have been eyeing for something that would be related to the Apple Watch 3.
Nevertheless, it is confirmed that the Apple Watch 3 will surface sometime soon and our best bet still points at Apple’s September Launch event should the tech company decide to skip launching the Watch 2 S variants. We’ll just have to wait and see what Tim Cook does while revealing the official Apple Watch 3 Release Date. Till then feel free to bookmark this page to get regular updates on this topic.