March 28th 2017
By Mike Flaminio
Via 9 to 5 Mac:
During his trip to Asia, Rolland said that he heard from several parties that the upcoming Apple Watch will include a SIM card and will support LTE. To combat battery concerns, Apple is allegedly considering a low-power CAT-M1 chip for LTE connectivity and plans to implement VOIP technology.
On the plus side, an LTE Apple Watch may get wireless carriers to subsidize purchases a bit. Down side is you'd most certainly need to pay a data device fee. Given the Apple Watch isn't exactly a great app experience, that wouldn't seem a great investment.