Buy Series 3 or wait for Series 4?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MTD616, May 8, 2018.

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Wait or not to wait?

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  1. MTD616 macrumors newbie

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    I am really excited to purchase my very first Apple Watch. Question is, should I purchase the Series 3 or wait for the 4 to be released in September? I’m very antsy and not sure if I can wait that long. I’ve read about the 4 having a bigger screen and longer battery life. Do you think it’s worth the wait?
     
  2. hojoon0724 macrumors regular

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    there will always be a new version on the horizon ALWAYS. Get it now if you really want it.
    grand scheme of things, the timing won't matter much
     
  3. AtomicGrog macrumors regular

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  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    There is yet to be a certain from Apple that a new watch will come in this year. Waiting for series 4 is kinda gambling I would say.

    Go for series 3 if you cannot wait. Series 3 is pretty good based on my experience. I like it. Fast, light, and waterproof.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    If You think you have regret if you purchase the Series 3 now and annApple Watch Series 4 launches four months from now and In September, then I would certainly just wait if you can, which is highly likely it will launch given that the Apple Watch is in need of a refresh physically after three years of the same design.

    There is one substantial rumor from a reliable analyst stating that a Series 4 Apple Watch will launch in the fall:

    https://www.macrumors.com/2018/03/27/apple-watch-series-4-redesign-rumor/amp/
     
  6. iPhysicist macrumors 65816

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    Buy the 3 now and then the 4 upon release. Then you don’t have to ask this question again :cool:
     
  7. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    Buy AW3 now, sell it/trade it towards the AW4 if you feel you cannot wait.
     
  8. gollum macrumors regular

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    My solution was to buy a S1 for $180 at Walmart.
     
  9. MTD616 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found this pic, not sure how accurate it is though.
     

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  10. jeyf macrumors 6502a

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    will the watch run the whole day
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    That’s a self generated render and _not_ official from Apple, we don’t know if Will resemble anything like that at all, given that this is partially going to be a redesign for the Series 4.
     
  12. MandiMac macrumors 6502

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    My series 0 is slowly falling apart - gyro sensor not working, battery is wonky. Fixing it would run me 200+ so I‘m waiting for the 4. :)
     
  13. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    For OP: You have all summer and a wait of at least 4/5 months for a new watch. Buy the Series 3 now, enjoy it, sell it in the fall and get the new one. I was going to wait, but I got the series 3 and really enjoying it, but I will sell it in the fall for a small loss and enjoy it now.
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    if you badly want one buy now. I would wait though personally as the price will drop i'm sure when series 4 is out.
     
  15. nnoble macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind the AW3 has only just been released in places like Denmark, India. See Macrumors article.
     
  16. Clevans macrumors regular

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    I was having this debate too, I have a series 0 and wanted to upgrade but wasn’t sure if I wanted to wait until the fall for a series 4. Then I got an email that Best Buy has series 3s for $50 off and that was the push I needed to get it now. So far I’m loving it and am very happy with my decision
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    We don’t know that Series 3 will remain in Apples lineup when and if the Series 4 actually does launch in the fall. Apple very well could discontinue the Series 3 and then perhaps the Series one could be updated with the new processor being the entry-level model. Similarly to what Apple did by discontinuing the Series 2 when they introduced the Series 3, the Series 3 could be discontinued when they introduce the Series 4.
     
  18. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    I’d wait the for the S4. I’ve had the S1 since launch and am excited at upgrading this year.
     
  19. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    True, but I think there will be plenty of stock around to pick up a Series 3 at a bargain.

    I wonder if Apple plans to give us a Series 4 teaser at WWDC with a fall launch. Not sure if they did that for the Series 3.

    Of course that might just kill Series 3 sales, but they've been doing a few pre-launch announcements of late (HomePod, AirPower, iMac Pro).
     
  20. Malcster macrumors 6502

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    Am on a Series 0 which still works fine, waiting for Series 4, the rumours of a redesign are enough to justify the wait to me, suspect it'll be announced with the new iPhone in Sept which isn't a long wait either.

    The performance of the series 0 is however pretty poor now so i'll upgrade to 4 regardless of whether its redesigned or not!
     
  21. MTD616 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I’m hoping the redesign of the series 4 won’t be a circular shape. If it is, I’ll opt for the 3 when it’s discounted when the 4 comes out.
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I would say the chances of a circular Apple Watch are literally zero to none. I believe Apple will retain the current design, perhaps tweak the casing or form factor slightly, but I don’t believe Apple has a circular Apple Watch anytime soon releasing.
     
  23. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    just got a series 3 for my birthday.....thinking about returning it and getting series 4.
    Things I care about:
    - health tracking
    - design

    That do you guys think?
     
  24. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Well since a series 4 hasn't been released yet you'll be waiting at least until September so I imagine you'll be sitting on that gift card for a while. You might as well enjoy you're free Apple watch now.
     
  25. MandiMac macrumors 6502

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    I‘d go with @squirrrl - get used to the series 3, wait for the announcement of S4 and then decide. The 3 is an awesome device on its own :)
     

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