Apple Radio App - Fantastic

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  1. sblanford macrumors member

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    Just got back from a 3 mile hike at Pinnacle Peak here in Scottsdale. Have the Series 3 LTE with beta 4.1 running. Left the phone at home. Ran Strava on the watch to track my hike, and listened to the Classic Rock station on Apple Radio using my AirPods. Everything was just perfect! This right here is worth the $10 per month for the LTE service.

    The Series 3 LTE, along with the AirPods is the perfect combo...

    Additionally, I was able to get my Series 3 paired with my Mini Cooper, so I can receive and make call in my car without the phone with me!

    Who needs a new iPhone, this is the must have device of the fall!
     
  2. HeathH macrumors regular

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    Totally agree and I don't even have a S3 yet. Watched the entire keynote, I thought the S3 was by far the most interesting part of the announcement. New iPhones are always interesting, but the Airpods and S3 watch are giving us a glimpse at the next five years.
     
  3. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    Any battery notes - I know its beta so that’ll improve, but very curious on this! Scared to install the beta as my battery life is great now.
     
  4. lmcrael macrumors member

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    Any tips on how to install the beta? Non-developer here.

    Thanks!
     
  5. sblanford thread starter macrumors member

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    The battery on the beta is usually pretty bad, especially the first one. So far I have not run out of battery on any given day since loading the beta. I use LTE a couple of hours per day, and have taken a few calls each day as well. About 5 hours of use today so far and battery is at 75%.
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    I know the public beta for iOS 11.1 is out, not sure about the public beats for watchOS 4.1.
     
  6. rayward macrumors 68000

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    Ah-ha! This is something I'd been curious about - whether the watch will pair to a car. This is good news as it means being able to leave the phone at home - not just hidden in the car - when going to the gym/park etc., while still getting in-car phone service.

    My two-year phone rotation says that it's time to update my 6S, but I think I'm going to keep it (I see nothing in the 7 or 8 that makes either a must-have) and get the watch. I just hope that it pairs with my 2011 Merc!
     
  7. xDKP macrumors 65816

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    Wow the car pairing is another massively great feature. Just curious how the priority will be the next time you get in the car, is it connecting to the phone or watch first?
     
  8. SomeGuy2112 macrumors regular

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    That depends on how your car handles it.

    In mine I simply set the iPhone 8 to priority 1 and my LTE Watch as priority 2. Works perfectly.

    '16 Jeep Wrangler with UConnect radio FWIW.


     
  9. sblanford thread starter macrumors member

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    It connect to the Phone when I got in the car with both devices.
     
  10. rayward macrumors 68000

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    Mine, I know, will pair with the device it was most recently paired with.
     
  11. KRG macrumors regular

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    I paired my watch with my car as well! Super cool feature. I haven't paid attention to priority, I'll have to check that out and report back.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G4

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    No such thing as a public beta for wOS. wOS beta is developer only.
     
  13. porkrind macrumors regular

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    Correct. And the reason for this, in part at least is because if the beta is unusably bad, the only way to rollback is to send the watch in to Apple.
     
  14. Buran macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. I wonder if it can be paired with Made for iPhone hearing aids. That would make taking calls a lot more convenient. But then again I like to send audio from video apps (Netflix, Hulu, and PBS) to my hearing aids also.
     

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