Ceramic backing (Not in base Series 3)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by vitog123, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. vitog123 macrumors 6502

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    I was considering going from the series 1 to the series 3 (without LTE) and noticed that the base Series 3 does not have a ceramic backing.

    What does the ceramic backing do other then being a stronger material? Its only going to be in contact with my skin.
    Can someone explain the ceramic benefits?
     
  2. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    I would never get the composite back, at least for me, my original watch had scratches.

    Fast forward to series 2 with ceramic and it’s as clean as the day I got it.

    There is a chance I might not even activate the cellular, but for $70 more am definitely getting the cellular with ceramic back. Oh and you can also get the new nylon band only with the cellular model.
     
  3. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

    ideal.dreams

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    There is discussion of this in this thread. The ceramic is not prone to scratches and does not become cloudy over time, as some users have reported. It's a higher quality material and some have said it feels better on their skin as well.

    I noticed the S3 LTE Apple Watch Sport also comes with an extra 8GB of storage (for a total of 16GB) so it seems for $70 more, you're getting the ceramic back, 8GB more of storage, and LTE functionality (for a monthly cost).

    Apple is getting what they want - I am buying the LTE version of the Apple Watch Sport because I want the higher quality material but have no intention of using LTE. At least I'll have the option to should I change my mind down the road.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I See quite a few forum members opting to purchase the LTE model and not activating It. Not a bad option if somebody wants a higher end model without utilizing certain functionalities.
     

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