The next version of the Apple Watch — expected to be unveiled this fall — will still need to be connected to an iPhone, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.
Since the launch of the Apple Watch, analysts, users and network carriers have clamored for Apple to untether the device from its smartphone. Right now, the Watch must be synched with a handset in order to deliver cloud-based services, like streaming music and messaging.
The updated Apple Watch CEO Tim Cook will unveil likely next month will integrate GPS-based location tracking, Gurman reported, citing sources who declined to be identified because the details are not public.
"Apple declines to comment on rumor or speculation," an Apple spokesperson told CNBC.