Apple Watch Series 5 Models Offer 32GB of Storage, Up From 16GB in Series 4

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The new Apple Watch Series 5 models, which Apple unveiled today, feature 32GB of internal storage for music, photos, apps, and other content, according to Apple's specifications for the new device.

    At 32GB of storage for both GPS and Cellular models, the Apple Watch Series 5 offers double the storage of the previous Series 4 models. Apple may have increased the storage in the new device due to the Apple Watch App Store that's available in watchOS 6, set to be released on September 19.


    Along with additional storage, the Apple Watch Series 5 offers an always-on Retina display for the first time, which allows the watch face to be activated permanently. There's also an international emergency calling feature that contacts emergency services when you activate SOS regardless of which country you're in.

    It also includes a built-in compass feature and Compass app for keeping track of your orientation, along with an S5 processor. The Series 5 comes in aluminum, stainless steel, and in new titanium and ceramic finishes.

    Apple is accepting pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 5 models as of September 10. Pricing starts at $399 for the aluminum GPS models and $499 for the aluminum cellular models, and goes up based on finish and band choice.

    For the first time since the Apple Watch launched, Apple is allowing customers to choose any available band to go with the case of their choice using the new Apple Watch Studio.

    Article Link: Apple Watch Series 5 Models Offer 32GB of Storage, Up From 16GB in Series 4
  2. Oohara, Sep 10, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019

    Oohara macrumors 68030


    Jun 28, 2012
    STILL no roaming, despite the international emergency call function. Samsung's watches have had roaming capability for years, so what gives? Very disappointing.
  3. mudguts macrumors newbie


    Jul 26, 2017
    I'm more interested in this than an upgrade of my iPhone X to iPhone 11.
  4. M.Rizk macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2015
    I wonder if they will offer international roaming down the line. Series 5 has support for most of the bands used in EMEA/Oceanic. The most common bands used in EMEA are 3, 7, and 20. The US/CA Apple Watch Series 5 is only missing Band 20. For the EMEA/Oceanic models they are only missing band 13 but supports almost every other band used by Verizon for example.
  5. i'm.huMAC macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2011
    That awkward moment when Apple Watch has as much storage as the latest base iPad...
  6. Jarman74 macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2009
    For folks like me who still don't have one, this is a no brainer and I finally took the plunge. This thing got so powerful that one day it will be easily able to support additional features like sleep tracking - actually I was a little surprised they didn't mention it at all yesterday as it would be a major selling point (even down the line) for those who are waiting for it.
  7. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I have a Series 1, and while it's still going strong I am finally thinking about upgrading. The always on face of the Series 5 appeals to me, although I may want to wait and see what the reports are from the first wave of buyers in terms of battery life.

    In some ways Series 5 seems like a significant internal design change, so there's also a part of me that wonders if waiting for Series 6 would be wise - given it's not uncommon with Apple products for significant design changes to be accompanied by issues - which generally do get ironed out in the next iteration.
  8. Applebot1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2014
    My wife has the 4 cellular and I’m really surprised just how much she utilises all the functions.

    The 5 is an iteration of the 4 and probably very compelling for series 1-2 upgraders or new people thinking of buying for the first time.
  9. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I wonder how many people would argh in their mind yelling at Apple not delivering AOD on iPhone but on Apple Watch. ;):p:D

    As for the Series 5, I get series 4, so no particular need to upgrade to series 5, especially when the difference is negligible and the real chance Apple is banking big features in 2020. With that being said, 32GB is good to have, even though half of my 16GB storage is used to store music anyways.
  10. dylanborja macrumors newbie


    Jun 6, 2019
    Series 0 user here.
  11. farkingdom macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2012
    What’s the processor like? Is it the same as the Series 4?
  12. Khedron macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2013
    So according to Apple a "Pro" phone only needs twice as much storage as a watch. Cool story, Tim.

    This update was clearly driven by no one producing 16GB chips any more so 32GB is actually cheaper.
  13. jezbd1997 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2015
    Melbourne Australia
    No it’s S5, check the tech specs
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    This was one of the first things I noticed on the tech specs, surprised it wasn’t reported sooner.
    8-16-32gb the past 3 gens is substantial, they must be really popular and especially needing more storage for local songs now the airports are also so popular.
  14. Mighuel macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    It’s a new soc called S5 but the spec sheet says it’s 2x faster than s3 just like s4 so it’s probably as fast as or a little faster than s4.
  15. Geurt macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2014
    Why its that awkward? Isn't the iWatch an iPad with a very small screen, or isn't the iPad an iWatch with a very big screen? And therefore common genetics but different form factor when it comes down on application functionality? Just a thought, size is not important to be big :)
  16. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2011
    Would be quite pointless considering "all day battery" means 18h usage + 6h charging.

    Unless you fancy sleeping "wired" that is.
  17. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    I've been using a third party sleep tracker on my S3 for a couple of years.

    I just plug it in for a short while in the morning or evening. Its very rare that my watch goes below 50% charge.
  18. Mactendo macrumors 68000

    Oct 3, 2012
    What sleep tracking app do you use?
  19. Zxxv macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2011
    Apple doesn’t give users what they want. They give what will milk the most profits. Apple lives in the past.
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    Is that a new band? Not heard of them
  20. cRuNcHiE macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2007
    Any news about the CPU which is listed as S5?
  21. whoknows2597 macrumors member


    Aug 9, 2019
    Isn’t it a bit too excessive? On my S4, I have 10.2GB left. I understand if you want to have music offline, but do you REALLY need that many songs? Could just be me.
  22. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
  23. Eorlas macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2010
    why wait? theres an entire section of the app store dedicated to this
  24. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Yep. Series 4 is the best buy now. The always on screen to me is a con to me as I don’t want people seeing potentially confidential info on my work watch face (to do list showing highest priority line item), sensitive email notifications, etc. I have never wanted the always on screen as when I raise my wrist it’s on and there is zero lag time. Now, if there’s an option to disable it for even longer battery life ... then I’m interested. However, I wouldn’t upgrade from my series 4 as it lasts 2.5 days as it is. New buyers or upgrading from a 0/1/2/3? Maybe.

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