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Battery concerns may keep cellular abilities out of the next Apple Watch

A report says Apple planned to untether its Watch from its iPhone by the end of 2016, but technical issues interfered.

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If you've been dreaming of an Apple Watch that can stand alone, you might have keep dreaming. A new report says Apple scrapped plans to introduce cellular connectivity in its 2016-edition Apple Watches. Current cell chip tech just eats up too much battery life. So instead, the next-generation Apple Watch will still rely on other means to access data.

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Battery concerns may keep cellular abilities out of the next Apple Watch