When Apple released its Series 3 model this September, the cellular capabilities were the biggest selling point for the smart watch. It still is in most of the world–except China.

As furious early adopters are growing impatient after three months of waiting, Apple decided that Apple Watch Series 3 owners in China could return the product, unrestricted by the 14-day return policy.

After brief availability through telecom carrier China Unicom, owners of the new model found that cellular connectivity was cut off abruptly without a timeframe for comeback. The suspension of this feature last for a couple of months and there’s no sign that the ban will be lifted any time soon.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.