Apple Watch now (or wait for 2nd gen?)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by furbzv1, Sep 17, 2015.

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Should I get an Apple Watch now or wait for Apple Watch 2?

  1. Yes, but get the Sport now. You can always replace in a year.

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    52.3%
  2. Yes, get a steel Watch now, they won't be updated for a long time.

    17 vote(s)
    38.6%
  3. No, wait for the next round because it'll be better (like with the iPad)

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  4. No, I don't recommend the Watch at all.

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  1. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have been eyeing the apple watch for some time but dont know what to do.
    I know the current device is technically mid-life cycle so a new version should be coming soon (April, May)

    Would you guys get the watch now or wait for the second version?

    Do you guys think there would be enough changes on the second one that the first one would be a waste of time to get now?
     
  2. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    FWIW I'm hearing the watch will have a slower upgrade cycle.. it could be another 18 months..

    .. or longer. But they could surprise us and bring us a new one next Spring. But I'm hearing there will be 2 years of software upgrades between this and the next.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    April/May hardly qualifies as "coming soon." I'd get it now.
     
  4. lionsy macrumors 6502

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    It seems unlikely at this point that there will be a rev2 next April, they only just released a few new models of Watch. Also, I find it really hard to believe Apple would sell a £10k+ model if they had a plan to replace it a year later.

    I know they replace most products yearly but with a watch, it just feels and looks unlikely.

    If you want it, buy it, if it IS a yearly product cycle you're always going to be annoyed when they release a new one
     
  5. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    If you u can wait till April means that probably you don't "need" it right now. So yes it's better to wait for the next generation as it will probably be much better than the current one
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's hard to believe only if you're not familiar with their wealth and/or spending habit. These individuals can easily afford a new Edition model on a yearly basis.
     
  7. furbzv1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I'm thinking too.. I know Apple likes releasing things every year but I can see the watch being the exception. Maybe like another Apple TV .. Last revision was in 2013.
     
  8. furbzv1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well do we really need most Apple things? Probably not.. It's more of a want at this point
     
  9. furbzv1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! I figure if I get it now and Apple does release a new version next spring then worse could happen is I sell the first one and upgrade to the second
     
  10. lionsy macrumors 6502

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    Why is the assumption only the elite are buying the Watch Edition? No one seems to understand for every price bracket there are people that earn enough for it to be a purchase but not a purchase they can do every twelve months, £10k isn't an exception.
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's different because people making normal money like most here can save up for, say, a $10,000 Rolex because it'll last a lifetime. Shelling out $10,000 on a watch that'll become obsolete in a few short years would be considered a bad value by anyone except the wealthy.
     
  12. Neirin macrumors newbie

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    Apple can't afford to operate on a bi-annual basis with the watch. The wearable market is ripe and they will loose ground very quickly to the likes of Samsung and Motorola.
     
  13. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    This is my thinking too. I don't know if it'll be an April 2016 release like this year -- they might want to push it back to later in 2016 -- but I think they'll release an AW2. It might have the same form factor so the bands remain interchangeable, but the internals will be better.
     
  14. 88Keys macrumors regular

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    The Apple Watch is just now releasing in places like Belgium. I don't see that as being in a mid-life cycle.
     
  15. spytech macrumors regular

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    Tough call. There is doubt they will do a 1 year release cycle. If they do, I wouldn't buy it at this time.
     
  16. furbzv1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the answers guys.. Just bought a 42mm AWS
     
  17. lionsy macrumors 6502

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    Nice! Hope you enjoy it :)
     
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    I agree. I don't think they will update the watch every year.
     
  19. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    even if it is april for the next watch...it's only september and thats plenty of good usage till it becomes outdated as such.

    get it

    i'm buying it next friday
     
  20. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    Always wait for the second revision of a new Apple product. The second revision has always been vastly superior than the first.
    iPad -> iPad2
    iPad mini -> iPad mini 2
    iPhone -> iPhone 3G
    MacBook Air
    iPod nano

    Since Apple is pushing apps on the Apple Watch, I don't think the first version's SoC is strong enough in the long run.
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    at the end of the day it's still just a watch. There is only so much that can be improved. It will get quicker im sure with GPS but it will still give plenty of apps no matter what verison of the watch you have.

    So improvements won't be near the scale of iphones and ipads
     
  22. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    After 3rd or 4th revision, probably. However, from 1st gen, there are a lot to improve. Performance, battery life, those are quite critical considering Apple is quickly making the watch as an app platform. Plus the fact that it is a watch, one would more likely to keep it "longer" and less disposable than the contract-based iPhones (for example). Although this shouldn't be a really big deal for most people, the geek in me told me to wait.
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Well if they do upgrade every year I likely will just update every two years...I don't see the need to upgrade every year but i'm sure when the new one comes out the geek in me will cave
     
  24. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    I never said need. I said "need"
     
  25. 1000 macrumors member

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    Do you want an Apple Watch, or do you want to wait ? Do YOU think there will be enough changes (improvements?) to make it worth waiting ?
     

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