Now, view time or make calls, the choice is yours. Apple Inc is planning the launch of its smartwatch, in the latter half of the current year. The striking bit of the story comes now which states that this smartwatch can be directly linked to the cellular networks.As per the authorities, this move is basically done to reduce the device’s reliance on the iPhone.

Right now, this newly innovated smart watch by Apple can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone for music streaming, downloading the directional maps, and of course, for sending messages. Loaded with LTE chips, this new Apple watch will be capable of performing many tasks, even without any iPhone in range, as reported by sources close to this latest innovation. For instance, a user would be able to download new songs and use the apps, even after leaving the smartphones back at home.

This is definitely a great win for the LTE modems which has been trying for years to get its components into more of Apple mobile devices. Qualcomm. Inc has been the consistent modem supplier for iPhones and other Apple mobile gadgets.Also, the two above mentioned companies have indulged in a bitter legal dispute. Apple added Intel as a modem supplier for some iPhones last year.

Apple has been trying to develop this watch, since the year before, by making it a bit more independent, by installing the GPS chip into the models. The advantage of this remains that it would accurately keep a track of the distances covered by wearers if they have left their iPhones behind on walks or runs. Further, the latest challenge by Apple is to install a radio into a device as small as a watch, but Apple has also been exploring ways to improve the battery life.

Lastly, Gene Munster, co-founder of Loup Ventures and a long time Apple analyst regarded this to be a game changer. As per him, “It would be a game changer,” said Gene Munster, co-founder of Loup Ventures and a long-time Apple analyst. “If they could deliver an experience that isn’t tethered to an iPhone, it could kick start a new direction for the business”.