Cooler to pair with 7+ or SE for watch?

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    Assuming one uses both 50/50, which would you prefer to pair with and why?
     
  2. Bart Kela macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Silicon Valley and I am not really impressed with any gadget as a "status symbol." Why? Because there are hundreds of people walking around with a mile of me that have the same or competing gadgets.

    Fine, someone has an Apple Watch paired with an iPhone 7+. Unremarkable. If it works for you fine, but you aren't going to impress me with your electronics gear in a bar in Palo Alto.

    Drive a Tesla? Unremarkable. Use a iPad Pro 12.9 in a Starbucks? Unremarkable. Type on a 13" MacBook Pro with Touchbar at Panera Bread? Unremarkable. Asking me what is cooler to buy in an Apple rumors site? Unremarkable.
     
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    I'm not talking aesthetics. Just a big or small phone paired with watch

    I already own all three. Only one watch tho (but swap between phones)
     
  4. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    The point of an Apple Watch is so you don't have to interact with your phone as much, right? If that is the case to me it seems like pairing with a plus would be better so when you do need to use your phone you have more screen real estate to work with.
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Quite honestly, given the option, I'd pair it with an iPad mini-sized phablet or have the Apple Watch have its own SIM so I can ditch the phone. For me the 7+, is still too small to replace a tablet so I'm not particularly fond of it.

    Practically speaking though, between those two choices I'd pair it with the 7+. Easier to take the SE out of the pocket if one needs to answer calls compared to the 7+. Meanwhile, the 7+ would probably be buried inside my purse as I don't have any pockets large enough to carry it.
     
  6. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I definitely agree that the point of the watch it to reduce you having to pull out your phone every time you receive a notification. It's much easier to remove my SE out of my pocket. Granted, I don't have the plus, but I would pair it with that so that the plus stays in your pocket unless you absolutely need to take it out.
     
  7. Septembersrain Contributor

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    The 7+. As others have said, it'll be a larger device so you'll have more reason to depend on the watch. If it's the smaller SE, you may feel just as compelled to take it out of your pocket instead of using the watch.

    Though the question really is:

    Which phone do you prefer to use when not looking at or interacting with your watch?
     
  8. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    If you're using both 50% of the time, does it matter? Your still only going to be able to use it half the time no matter what it's connected to.
     
  9. snicklesnackle macrumors member

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    Am I the only one who found this whole post hilarious? And you've got the egg as your profile pic. I'm imagining a Silicon Valley anti-hipster type character.

    As for 7+ or SE. The 7+. It's a better phone so why not.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It doesn't really matter one way or another? Just whatever works for you or whatever you feel like?
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Pick one, doesn't matter which, they both will do the same.
     

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