Apple Watch Series 4 - Will there be a non cellular model?

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  1. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    The recent leak of the Apple Watch 4 certainly has me interested, however is there any indication that there will still be a non cellular version? I have no interest in that capability so I wouldn't want to have to pay more for its inclusion.
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    I’ll bet no. Buys cellular and don’t use it.
     
  3. magicschoolbus macrumors 6502a

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    If there isn't one, here's hoping apple keeps the price at $329. I think it's a pretty good sweet spot price wise.
     
  4. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    I think the Series 3 non cellular will become the Series 1 replacement and Series 4 will only come in cellular.

    Just my guess though.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G4

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    My BIG rhetorical questing: Will that new Watch Face be limited to the S4 only? I really like the curved Complications and the amount of data on the screen.
     
  6. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I suspect will happen too.
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    I like it too, but I suspect it will probably be exclusive to the S4, and I’ll be sad as I didn’t plan to upgrade from my S3 this year.
     
  7. magicschoolbus macrumors 6502a

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    What price point will they make the cellular version if it's the only option? Do you think they will keep it at the entry sport level or the entry cellular level?
     
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  9. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    Series 3 non-cellular 38mm starting at $279

    Series 4 cellular 38mm equivalent starting $399 (hopefully)
     
  10. magicschoolbus macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting.. not sure how I feel about that.
     
  11. iFan83 macrumors regular

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    seeing how the series 4 has a red ringing on the crown, I’m guessing there will be an non cellular option
     
  12. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    Having a non-cellular current model will keep the starting price lower (a lower priced old model doesn't have quite the same effect).

    It doesn't make it much more difficult by just omitting something, unlike the MacBook Pro that would need new function keys if they omitted the touch bar.
     
  13. sean000, Aug 31, 2018
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    Apple does have a history of reserving some watch faces for specific models (Nike, Hermes), but I'm guessing the weather complications will be included in an updated weather app for watchOS 5. I do like those weather complications a lot. I'm guessing there is a similar complication that shows chance of precip or wind speed.

    The face itself looks like a modified version of the Simple face, so maybe it will be a new type for the Simple face that includes the option for the text complication that follows the curve of the dial? As for the other eight complication options: Perhaps they will say you need a Series 4 to run that many simultaneous complications, but I doubt it. I wouldn't think that would be too taxing on the hardware since my Series 0 can run a face with 5 complications plus more apps getting background updates. Perhaps the additional 15% display real estate makes it more practical to cram in more complications though?

    As busy as it is, I really like this watch face. I think I'd use it a lot during the day (when I tend to run faces with more complications) but would switch to something more relaxing to look at in the evening. I would probably swap out a few of the complications, but I really like the timer bar. I use the timer a lot on my Apple Watch, and on some faces the numbers are too small to easily see how much time is left. The bar provides a nice visual that is easy to glance at.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Either way, I’m opting for the Cellular model this year, and even if I decide not to activate it right away, I can do so at a later time. I would rather have the option of having cellular if I change my mind to activate it at a later date.
     
  15. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I don't think it's to do with the horsepower of the watch, but instead it'll be a feature to show off the larger display. Would be very, very surprised if that face/that many simultaneous complications wasn't S4-exclusive.
     
  16. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    If they were all LTE, why would they put any red on the crown at all? The red is a differentiator. They'll be a non LTE version, count on it.
     
  17. Macintoshrumors macrumors regular

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    It doesnt look like it. Judging from those listings in in that one country that apple had to file, its WiFi and cellular will be combined with the option to activate cellular if one chooses. It makes sense as the watch lineup has become too fragmented.
     
  18. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    The red is cellular now. Apple might think all cellular version have to have some kind of red in the crown.
     
  19. AsherN macrumors 6502

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    That's fine as long as it's not priced like the S3 cellular. I intend to upgrade my S0, I have no need for cellular. I'd be pretty pissed if I had no choice but to pay for a feature I will never use.
     
  20. borntrouble macrumors 6502

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    I'd love a non-cellular Apple Watch S4 as I don't need this capability (+ I don't want that ugly red circle...)
     
  21. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Or the $12/mo cellular plan+fees attached with it. Agreed.
     
  22. fokmik, Sep 2, 2018
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    it will no longer have no-cellular version
    2 reasons 1) profit margins from apple manufacture line 2) again profit because the cheaper one now will no longer cost 329$
     
  23. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    Nothing attached. You simply won't activate it.
     
  24. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    all reports suggest no

    wifi only will be gone
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    to show the difference between series 3 and 4 and previous models.
     
  25. iFan83 macrumors regular

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    Than why do they offer wifi and cellular options for iPads?
     

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