Envisioning the next Apple watch. (9to5 Mac)

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  1. crispApple macrumors regular

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    This is interesting to read.

    http://9to5mac.com/2015/04/02/apple-watch-second-gen-concept/
     
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    Can we just, you know, try out this FIRST Apple Watch?

    It's interesting to read what they theorize might happen, but I do agree that those mockups are hideous.

    The idea of having brightly colored Apple Watches is quite good. Especially to attract the tween market.
     
  4. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    The first Watch isn't even shipping yet and we're already getting articles about what the next Watch should be? Seriously how can anyone say what should be in gen 2 (other than something obvious like GPS) without having used gen 1?
     
  5. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    There are plenty of things I could say should be in version 2. However, that's all wishes, having no knowledge of the technological feasibility.
     
  6. crispApple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I agree with you guys. Feels as if the first one is already old tech. Things move far too quickly this day and age.
     
  7. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    One of my favorite Colbert Report moments was when he pulled out a brand new iPad (I forget which generation) and looked at it for a second in awe, and then quipped "when's the next iPad come out". Hahaha. Epic.
     
  8. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Was the first iPhone and first iPad "old tech" when they were announced?
     
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    The first iPhone was. It hadn't got 3G which was inexcusable at the time.
     
  10. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    What is "old" tech in the Watch? Is the OLED screen old tech? The S1 chip? Taptic engine?
     
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    I haven't said it is old tech. :confused:

    I just answered your previous question. :p
     
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    Would love a cheaper, plastic model. Apple Watch C!
     
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    So would I, especially if it had Casio G-Shock type durability and improved water resistance. I still not convinced the Sport model is tough enough for how I'd like to use it.
     
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    That's not what I meant. I meant that these articles make the product seem old even before they come out. Already making renderings for a new model. That's all
     
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    Ah ok. That's why I think these articles are stupid. Same with the iPhone 7 articles right after iPhone 6 shows up in stores. People complain about product obsolescence but then write articles like this.
     
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    Exactly. And here I am, typing this post on my 6 plus and it works quite well for most of my needs. Would I enjoy more RAM? Sure. Can I wait for another model to come out with it? Yep. :)
     
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    Yeah that's exactly right. It's quite annoying really. But anyways I can't wait to get my Apple watch!
     
  18. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, definitely not seeing anything there that makes me want to wait for the "next" Watch.
     
  19. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Stupid article just trying to use the hype to generate traffic to their site..

    The iPad 3 was replaced early because apple wanted to standardize on the Lightning connector asap. It was an unusual situation.

    anyone thinking a second version will come out for Christmas 2015 is delusional. They haven't even shipped the first one and haven't even rolled out to all countries. perhaps you don't realize how much money apple has invested in this product. The have to sell it for at least a year to get a good return on investment. Don't compare apple to Samsung, which throws new products at the wall every 6 months to see what sticks.
     
  20. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I don't expect to see a Watch refresh before this time next year, apart from likely adding more band options this Fall for the Holiday. And when the second generation Watch does arrive, I mostly expect it to remain identical on the outside with improved battery life on the inside; the biggest difference between the first and second-generation watch could merely be that you only have to charge it every other day instead of every night.
     
  21. crispApple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I agree. What do you guys think about the camera idea? Will that be implemented?
     
  22. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

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    Given how unflattering an angle that would be, I'm gonna say no.
     
  23. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    Absolutely not. A camera on a watch is an awful idea. As a commenter there posted, the watch was designed for very short interactions, and lining up your face in the tiny screen and holding your wrist at that angle for many seconds? Not going to happen. I don't ever expect to see a FaceTime camera or any other camera on any Apple Watch.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Good response by the way
     
  25. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Also the A5X had a hard time pushing all those pixels. iPad 3 was more likely a rushed product and probably should have waited until the fall but I'm sure Apple wanted to be the first with a retina display in a tablet.
     

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