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Apple Watch Series 3 pegged for second half of 2017

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The Apple Watch Series 3 could be available in the second half of 2017, rumours from the tech giant's supply-chain suggest.

Apple is said to have brought Compal Electronics onto its production line to help produce older Apple Watch models.

According to reports, the move was made to free up Quanta Computer, Apple’s existing Apple Watch producer, to work on a future third edition of the smartwatch.

Little else has been revealed about Apple’s plans for the smartwatch.

However, gossip on tech sites earlier this year pointed towards a watch with cellular connectivity, as well as improved durability and better battery life.

At the moment, the Apple Watch needs to be paired to an iPhone in order to work properly.

While Apple does allow standalone apps on its wearable, it has still not developed a watch that can be used without having to connect to a smartphone.

This is said to have hampered sales, something which Apple has denied while never actually revealing how many watches it’s actually sold.

It’s likely the Apple Watch Series 3 will launch around the same time as the iPhone 8 this autumn.

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