Apple Watch 3 rumor, er… watch

“The Apple Watch Series 3 rumors we’ve heard suggest Cupertino plans on sticking with a similar design for the next Apple Watch,” Bryan M. Wolfe writes for App Advice. “Instead of using a touch-on-lens screen, however, the Series 3 could offer a glass-film touchscreen.”

“The Apple Watch Series 3 could focus on battery life and overall performance improvements. Once again Apple has turned to Quanta to get the job done,” Wolfe writes. “The Taiwan-based company was also responsible for the production of the first two Apple Watch generations.”

Wolfe writes, “Cupertino could also add cellular connectivity to the third-generation Apple Watch.”

MacDailyNews Take: Which would be huge. It’d be a game-changer for Apple Watch users and for Apple Watch sales.

“Numerous reports say some sort of glucose monitor could be arriving for the watch as early as this fall. However, instead of offering the monitor in the watch, it could ship with a special smart band,” Wolfe writes. “If Apple can successfully market a smart band for diabetes, just think of the possibilities. Future bands could measure sobriety, caffeine usage, and more.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If Apple achieves the holy grail for treating diabetes, non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring, Apple Watch would instantly become the essential device for hundreds of millions of people with diabetes.

According to the International Diabetes Federation:

International Diabetes Federation facts: Number of people with diabetes worldwide

As per Apple Smartbands™. Yes, we want them!

Whoever comes up with an accurate Apple Watch smartband that acts as a non-invasive blood glucose monitor (reverse iontophoresis) is going to make a mint.MacDailyNews, August 24, 2015

• Oh yes, let there be add-on GPS, battery extenders, and more! The thought of wearing our Apple Watch Sports but also having to lug around our iPhones on runs just for the GPS is unpalatable.MacDailyNews, March 5, 2015

We can’t wait to see where the future leads for Apple Watch especially in the areas of speed (apps need to respond faster) and independence (less reliance on iPhone, perhaps via Apple “smartbands” that deliver things like GPS tracking for runners, extended battery life, etc.) — MacDailyNews, December 17, 2015

We would love to see Apple launch Apple Smartbands that add sensor and other functionality to Apple Watch. An Apple GPS Smartband and an Apple Battery Smartband, right now, would sell like wildfire. It’s a missed opportunity for the original Apple Watch’s first Christmas, but we hope to see such items in 2016. — MacDailyNews, December 11, 2015

If Apple were to release a range of “Apple Smartbands” for the existing Apple Watch, starting with the “Apple Smartband GPS,” they would sell millions more Apple Watch units with this move alone. — MacDailyNews, February 19, 2016

Apple Watch sales could soar with new U.S. FDA plan – June 19, 2017
Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address Type 2 Diabetes – May 22, 2017
Apple reportedly working on incorporating blood glucose sensor into Apple Watch – May 15, 2017
Apple secret team reportedly working holy grail for treating diabetes; initially envisioned by Steve Jobs – April 12, 2017
Apple patent details Apple Watch smart bands – January 24, 2017
Emails between Apple and FDA hint at future plans – December 1, 2016
Analyst: Apple smartbands are a part of the Apple Watch’s future – April 8, 2016
Apple patent application hints at Apple Watch ‘Smartbands’ utilizing hidden 6-pin data connector – February 20, 2016
Why Apple’s iWatch won’t measure glucose levels – February 26, 2014


    1. Another boneheaded comment from “too bad” — and, yes, your name is most appropriate. It’s “too bad” you interject your infantile commentary where it’s neither appreciated or welcomed.

  1. AppleWatch… at the moment and since its introduction has been my favorite Apple product… Literally addicted to it… love it and sky is the limit …..!

  2. Cellular would be foolish. Why?
    Just make it better. We’ll get to cellular when it’s necessary. At this point, there are a lot of other more important things the Watch needs to work on. Cellular connectivity is not one of them

  3. What I had heard was that the latest Watch was going to work with the “DEXCOM” Continuous Glucose Measurement device independently vs having to work with iPhone and THEN with Watch. While that’s nice, one still needs to insert the DEXCOM product into the skin 🙁 Where Apple can revolutionize the industry is bypass all that and take glucose readings from the watch band. No more Dexcom insertable paired to transmitter (which works out to about $500.00 a month, if one does not have insurance. Happy-Happy 🙂

    1. That was supposed to happen with the latest WatchOS update allowing direct access to BlueTooth. I don’t know if my wife has even tried yet, but the next Watch shouldn’t be necessary. (Is that update out? Or is it to release with the Watch 3?)

      We just replaced her Watch 1 with another Watch 1 – the 2 doesn’t offer anything of value to her and is slightly thicker. Not much, but it doesn’t even enhance battery life because of the extra required for the upgraded screen. Not worth it there.

      Still, yes, the non-invasive band (or whatever sensor they have devised) will be a monster of an advancement, even if it is only 90% accurate. That is close enough for good and high, and when low, you want to check wtih a standard meter, even when using a Dexcom or similar.

  4. There is no way that I’d want to have just my Apple Watch on me. I like notifications and other bits and pieces, but really anything data reliant I use my phone. Don’t get me wrong I love Apple Watch, but it’s an accessory to my phone, Cellular is of minor importance to me.

  5. I have a Series 1 and find it useful but won’t be upgrading until they figure out a round dial. That’s the primary shape of watch design. I think that would also attract a large number of new Apple Watch buyers.

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