Can't decide upgrade 38MM S0 to S2 42MM or S0 42MM

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  1. MyAppleWorld macrumors 6502

    MyAppleWorld

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    I purchased a 38mm (SS) 16 months ago and after a while wished I had got the 42mm version.

    I have now bought an S2 42mm (SS) and noticed the performance difference with OS3 on both watches is negligible.

    The screen on the 42mm s2 is far far superior - seems more "retina" than the 38. Is this a feature of 42 in general or S2 brighter screen?

    i am wondering to return the s2 42mm and buy a used s0 42mm at a really discounted rate.

    the cost to change to a 42mm s2 is around £450 where as more like £100 for 42mm used s0.


    Anyone else thinking the same?

    thoughts?
     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    depends if the new features on the S2 works for you? buying a used S0 42mm SS w/ AC+ cheap was great for me. the new features (which should have been on the S0 from the beginning) were not enough to buy full price for one given the discounts they have on the S0.
     
  3. MyAppleWorld thread starter macrumors 6502

    MyAppleWorld

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    Good point, i guess the key is to try and get S0 with good warranty remaining or applecare(+)

    As for the extra features... I don't swim or run and navigating the streets on a tiny screen isn't for me.

    The performance is the main draw and possible extra protection in the waterproofness
     
  4. themastermind macrumors member

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    I firmly believe that men should get the 42mm, and women should get the 38mm, unless you are a small man.
     
  5. TScottTX macrumors member

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    Or, a large woman... Or, you like large watches... Or, you like small watches... Or, the price difference is meaningful to you... Or, fill in the blank.
     
  6. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Actually, this is something Apple Concierges will very likely tell you.
     
  7. KUKitch macrumors 6502

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    There is definitely a sizable performance difference going from S0 to S2 - especially now with the age I would expect. I would think you'd have a tough time finding any with remaining warranty or AC+, as it'll probably be right about 2 years from when they stopped selling S0 watches, wouldn't it?
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 603

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    You've replied to a very old post. I'm sure the OP has made his decision and moved on.
     
  9. KUKitch macrumors 6502

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    Ach, apparently so - I didn’t even notice with the other responses being today and yesterday... whoops - it did seem like an odd question though, should’ve noticed b/c of that.
     
  10. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    In my case my S0 38mm battery didn't last 11 hours so it was a no brainer for me to upgrade to an S2 which gets alomst 2 days.
     
  11. ftaok macrumors 603

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    No sweat. We've all done it before. I was all set to answer as well, but I re-read the part about wOS3 and it dawned on me that it was an old post.
     
  12. KUKitch macrumors 6502

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    Sure enough - I totally read through the OS part of the post and just thought it was a weird question!
     

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