Current Apple watch users will you be upgrading to the next apple watch if one comes out?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Barcafan89, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Barcafan89 macrumors member


    Aug 23, 2015
    I currently own an Apple watch 42mm stainless steel I don't upgrade mac that often I do upgrade my iPhone once a once every 2 years as it's on a contract. Will apple watch be worth upgrading or is it something you plan to use until an even later version comes out? I understand it's hard to say when that model has not even been made official yet but from the information we know would you?
  2. meikdunj macrumors regular

    May 21, 2015
    Yep for sure. Upgraded every year with iPhone since 2007.
  3. Barcafan89 thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 23, 2015
    That must cost you a lot as much as I love gadgets I have to take in to account I need money for other things lol.
  4. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
  5. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    No doubt I would upgrade. Surely it would have new features that I would like. Am enjoying the 42SS and unless something new from another MFG comes out, I would upgrade next year.
  6. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I'm buying the watch end of september so no.

    Maybe every two years? I think I will update on my phone and Ipad every year depending on the ipad's improvement. If it is very minor then just the iphone. I'm spending too much on gadgets so after september thats me done until next october.
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Sure. One reason I went with the Sport is that I knew I'd want to upgrade to the second gen when it came out. Perhaps once the product matures, I'd go for every other year, but for the first few gens, I expect hardware innovations to be compelling me to upgrade every year.
  8. MizuNoHane macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2014
    This is the biggest question I have when considering getting a watch this year since my budget isn't the biggest. I've been thinking about what Apple might be able to conceivably do with it next year - possibly increase battery life (but not to two days), possibly decrease thickness (at the expense of more battery life) - but so far I'm struggling to find a feature that would really prevent me from getting one this year and feeling left out in 2016. Any thoughts on what they could add?
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    GPS! Better taptic engine. Better screen. Better mike/speakers. Faster CPU. More storage. Better water resistance. Did I forget anything? :D
  10. lionsy macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    England, UK
    I don't want to add a watch to the growing list of technology that "needs" to be upgraded every year. I'll get a new one if it breaks out of warranty.
  11. sean000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2015
    Bellingham, WA
    Probably, but of course this won't happen until some time next year at the earliest. I usually don't feel the need to rush into the latest and greatest version of anything, so I often wait and upgrade when my current device starts to frustrate me. But it really all depends on what the new version offers. Will the next watch offer dramatic improvements and new features I really want? Will it be more attractive or less attractive? What if apple goes crazy and makes the next watch triangle shaped? What if they change it just enough that I have to ditch all my third party straps? I doubt such radical changes will happen, but sometimes a new version comes with both pros and cons (at least for some).

    New versions of Apple devices are usually evolutionary rather than revolutionary, but in the case of the watch I think we may see some significant changes between the current model and the next. That said it's all just speculation at this time, so who can say for certain until they see what the new version brings to the table?

  12. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
    I think I would only buy it if it was thinner, enough that mattered. I usually update my mac every year to every other year depending on the updates (plus I found that I could sell my old laptop for the new one at a really good price so I tend to spend less). My phone is updated once per year if the update does more than "minor" improvements. I did skip the 5s...I didn't see enough to deal with selling my old phone.

    Back to the subject at hand - I don't know about the watch. My iPad, I do not update every year...I did find when I went from the iPad mini to the iPad Air 2 (I was super hesitate to do so since I rarely used my mini), I use the Air 2 a lot. Come to find out, the Mini was just too slow.
  13. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    Past couple iPhones I've got on 2 year plan from Verizon and have traded in to Amazonfor close to what I paid with last one for the same as I paid for replacement.
  14. tjleonard macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2013
    I completely agree...I actually do the upgrade because it's a very small cost than holding it for the additional year.

    Resale values, even on Ebay, usually around the end of November are usually pretty good on the previous gen iPhone. I've gotten $300+ for most of my 1 year old 16gb phones. Granted, I now have a 128gb iPhone 6, so we'll see how i enjoy upgrading it.
  15. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    I'll buy it just like I buy new iPhones every year.
  16. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Nope. This is my Watch. I will replace it when it's time.
  17. deadandalive macrumors member


    Apr 25, 2015
    I will probably upgrade every 3 years.

    Phone goes every year but dont see a need for the Watch to go that often (so far)

    I would like some alternate color Sport Bands, though
  18. Cayden macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2014
    I don't really plan on upgrading. Most of the features Apple will likely put out like GPS, thinner profile, more storage, better sensors, etc. doesn't really appeal to me. I bought the watch to be exactly that, a watch. I enjoy getting notifications and changing my music with it and sometimes glancing at the activity monitor, but I'm very satisfied with what the watch does and I can't see much that would merit spending another $1000 on it. That said, if they keep the same band connector and all purchasing the watch alone for around $500 I'd go for that
  19. MizuNoHane macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2014
    So I've actually been thinking about these pretty carefully. The Taptic engine I've heard could definitely be better but for a lot of users on Prominent settings it's great. As for GPS, do you think it's all that likely Apple will put it in the next generation? There haven't been any breakthroughs in battery life that could warrant the drain GPS will put on it. Additionally, any battery savings Apple can make will be squandered for thinness because they know people will settle for charging it nightly and updated looks are more important for moving units. Faster CPU is a sure thing, more water resistance would be great but I already never planned to go swimming with mine, and a better screen would be nice...although if Apple decides to go ahead and put in a FaceTime camera the bezels will likely remain unchanged. Right? Am I crazy? Have I just successfully talked myself into buying one?
  20. Dennison macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2015
    United States
    Feature sets and technologies will continue to get better and better on the Watch. The question is, will Apple update the Watch yearly like they have with the iPhones and iPads? We don't know yet.

    I'll consider selling privately or trading my 1st Gen Watch back into Apple if they'll give me store credit for it, and I'll put that to the next update. Depends on the new hardware and material features and improvements coming.
  21. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Dooooo iiiitttt. You know you want iiiiiiitttttt. ;)

    Seriously, not sure about whether Apple would add GPS next gen, but I sure want it. And I would love for the watch to get thinner, because I'm a small woman, and even the 38 is a bit big for me. FaceTime camera is about the only thing I'm not interested in, because trying to hold my arm at an ange where the camera is not showing my nose hair would get tiring very quickly. All other things would be incremental upgrades, but taken together would be a nice upgrade package. Then Apple always manages to throw in one more thing that I haven't thought of but when I hear it, I want it. I keep on telling myself that this year I wouldn't upgrade my iPhone and iPad, then end up doing it every year. I expect the watch to be no different. :p

    That said, if you get the watch now, you'll get a solid year's worth of enjoyment out of it. So if you like playing with new gadgets, and the price of the watch isn't going to eat a hole in your budget, by all means, you should go for it.
  22. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    It depends, If apple comes out with one in the fall (I have 0 expectation of that), then no. If they come out with a new apple watch in 2016, probably not, though I may be tempted.

    if they roll an update out in 2017, maybe if my battery is not doing as well and the new features are worth spending $$ on it but in reality I can't see spending that much money over and over like a phone.
  23. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Will I upgrade when the next one comes out?


    I like the one I've got. If I compare it to iPhones, I've skipped at least one version, sometimes two, of each iPhone. If we're talking iPads, well, I'm still using the iPad 2 at home.

    No, I see the Watch getting an iPod-like upgrade cycle.
  24. lympero macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2008
    Arta, Greece
    Nah. I just got my sport watch and I'm going to keep it till it breaks. It's a watch after all.
  25. as11ley macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Nope, I'm quite happy with my watch, unless they introduce something revolutionary of course.

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