Get the watch now?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Prawnstar69, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Prawnstar69 macrumors regular

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    Was planning to buy the SS with black classic buckle on 6th of november, should i buy it now? its been 6months + and there are a lot of people with Apple watch back's come off.. should i be concerned? should i wait for Apple watch 2?
     
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  3. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Definitely do not get one unless you want the back to come off.
     
  4. Easttime macrumors 6502a

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    Well, had my watch for months and the back never fell off
     
  5. convergent macrumors 68030

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    I have seen a couple people mention the back coming off and they've sold millions, and as far as I know they've replaced the defective ones. Not sure why that would prevent you from buying one. I bet the next version will have a defect or two also.

    I just got the SS with black classic buckle and love it. I bought mine used, with AC+ in mint condition for a few hundred less than new. That is a way to get in if you are concerned about being mid product cycle.
     
  6. Prawnstar69 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, i did a google search about it and yes it will only show me the backs that fell off.. how big is this concern? theres another thread in macrumors saying overtime the back will fall off due to the heat of the charging, since the back is glued.. lets say out of 100 customers, how many are affected? 10?15?20? i would just like to know if this defect is only for a few watches or a good amount of people? please help me out
     
  7. naasrd macrumors 6502

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    To me the concern is minuscule. If it's causing you this much concern then skip it, the watch if for "glass half full" people. Your's seems way empty.
     
  8. nicho macrumors 68020

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    let's say out of (conservatively) a million watches sold, how many can you find that are affected? 20? 15? 10 even?

    out of interest what computer or mobile device did you post from? tell us and we can tell you if it has any known issues, maybe you should return it.
     
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    IF the back comes off then return it to Apple for repairs....
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I'm guessing the number of people who had this happen to them is less than the number of people who had their iPhones bend, since it hasn't become a major media issue.
     
  12. Cowboy1629 macrumors 6502

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    I would just wait for the next generation. But then again I heard the crystal is pretty fragile and shatters easily.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    The crystal they use in the SS model, is Sapphire, an incredibly hard material that is virtually scratch resistant. What it isn't is shatter proof. It will shatter if dropped. Any watch with sapphire will do this. Its not an apple watch issue, its the physics of the material being used.

    Conversely, the ion glass in the sport model is much more shatter resistant but it will scratch easier.

    OP, if you want one now, get one now. Apple isn't going to roll out a new watch until April at the earliest and even then it probably won't be drastically different.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The next generation will likely have the same Ion glass or sapphire face. If you really want an AW go ahead and get it. If you do not like just return in within the 14 days.
     
  15. OllyW Moderator

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    It could shatter if dropped. ;)

    It's not designed to self destruct on impact. :D
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    Being as clumsy as I am and with my luck, it will shatter :D

    But yes for everyone else there is a risk of shattering, its not a guarantee.
     
  17. Arran macrumors 601

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    Exactly. Apple's had 6 whole months to refine their manufacturing processes based on a few early-life failures in the field.

    This is probably the best time to buy.
     
  18. convergent macrumors 68030

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    I did a google search and found cases of people spontaneously bursting into flames - http://io9.com/5855700/10-cases-of-spontaneous-human-combustion What now?

    You can do a google search on anything and find it. Several people here have told you this is a non-issue to worry about. If you want the watch, then get it and enjoy it. They have sold millions of watches and the vast majority are happy... http://fortune.com/2015/07/20/apple-watch-adopter-satisfaction/ Several reports show user satisfaction higher than first generation iPhone and iPad buyers. The vast majority of Apple Watch owners have never heard of MacRumors and don't talk about their experience on forums. A higher percentage of the ones that do are the few who have problems and go to report it looking for answers. All the cases I've heard about with the back coming off Apple has replaced the defective watch. That's one of the reasons I buy Apple products.

    You are asking if its 10, 15, or 20 out of a hundred. No one on here knows the answer to that question, but I believe that you are not even remotely close. I would guess its less than 1 out of a million. You probably have a greater chance of getting hit by an asteroid than having the back fall off your Apple Watch (assuming you don't abuse it in some way). http://www.wired.com/2013/02/asteroid-odds/
     
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  20. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    Wait for version 4. That'll be the sweet spot. Maybe version 5. Possibly 6. Actually, don't buy one. Well, maybe 7. ;)
     
  21. Cowboy1629 macrumors 6502

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    This post was meant as sarcasm, probably should have put a smiley face on the end. :cool:

    Anyhow as you can see from my avatar I'm a fan of the Space Black Stainless Steel model with the sapphire crystal.
     
  22. Prawnstar69, Oct 29, 2015
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    Thank you all, I'm planning to buy it now on 6th lol. The comments that hammered me a special thanks to you, and the other 2 who were straight with your answer and also the rest of the replies!!Love you all! <3
     

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