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LTE Apple Watch 'Series 3' tipped in leaked iOS 11 GM

Friday's supposed iOS 11 GM leak continues to yield clues about Apple's upcoming product launches, with new evidence pointing to the imminent release of an all-new Apple Watch "Series 3" with LTE connectivity.




An image discovered within the supposed iOS 11 GM, sent to 9to5Mac, shows an Apple Watch pairing screen for iPhone that appears to include slightly redesigned Apple Watch.

Notably, a never before seen analog watch face seems to include cellular signal status bars —or, more accurately, dots —siting front and center just above a digital representation of a small second hand. This could be the first indication that Apple is preparing to launch a much-rumored LTE-capable wearable.

Further, the screenshot shows what appears to be complications for phone and GPS apps.

Last month, a pair of reports claimed that Apple would debut a cellular-connected Apple Watch later this year. With the new functionality, users will be able to download new songs in Music and ferry data to connected apps without need for a paired iPhone.

The refreshed device is rumored to sport the same basic form factor as current Apple Watch Series 2 devices, though the image presented in today's iOS 11 version shows a slightly tweaked external design. For example, the Digital Crown is now capped with a red dot.

Along with a new LTE-connected Apple Watch, Apple is expected to announce three new iPhones, headlined by a flagship "iPhone 8" with OLED screen, as well as a new Apple TV capable of 4K resolutions. AppleInsider will be at Apple Park covering the event live from 10 a.m. Pacific.