How many series 3 versions are there?

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  1. smudger2468 macrumors newbie

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    Am I correct in saying there are only 2 types of Series 3 Apple Watch?

    Which are GPS & GPS with Cellular?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G4

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    SS, Edition, 38mm, 42mm, Hermes, Niki+, Gold, Space Gray, Space Black
     
  3. smudger2468 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks however, I’m interested in buying one but am confused about the GPS and Cellular. I’m not concerned about colours etc just want to know if they come in GPS & GPS with Celluar only or are there other models?
     
  4. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816

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    Correct. Other than materials and colors, only difference is if the watch has cellular or not.

    (Well, the cellular watch does have twice the flash storage, and 50% more RAM memory.)
     
  5. smudger2468 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    50% more RAM? Are you sure? Cellular watch has 1GB of RAM?
     
  7. Julien macrumors G4

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    Apple hasn't said anything about RAM differences that I'm aware of and it is not a listed spec. There are only 2 spec differences (besides the cell radios) listed.

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  8. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816

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    Well, it's what Wikipedia claims. Take with some salt perhaps.

    768MB actually. :) All non-cellular watches so far have had 512MB RAM.

    Presumably, the extra RAM would be for holding code/libraries and data buffers and so on associated with cellular communications, and possibly also additional data buffers for things like music streaming.
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Cellular watch has 768 MB RAM? That’s pretty cool. Didn’t know that. But by my daily use, it is not that obvious to notice the effect of extra ram.
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    That’s why I feel so shocked.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    WikePedia is _not_ a validated source, because it can be edited by anyone. I would use Apples direct website, which they don’t mention anything of how much ram the Apple Watch specifically has.
     
  11. Lennyvalentin, Jun 3, 2018
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    Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816

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    They hardly state anything about the specifics of the SoC of the watch. CPU (of modern watches) is "dual core"; that's pretty much as far as it goes... :p Nothing about what CPU core exactly it is, clock frequencies, nothing. (Including RAM capacity.)

    It's quite possible any extra RAM would be sequestered away from general use by wOS, specifically to not affect the user experience and make the non-cellular watches look worse, and thus less attractive... :p

    Apple has done similar things before*, like with iPhones using Intel versus Qualcomm cellular modems, where maximum connection speed was capped on Qualcomm models to the top speed of the slower Intel modem.

    *Assuming they are doing it now, that is. :D
     
  12. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    People get bogged down in the weeds so much... I think the OP is just asking what are the major models and if there's any capabilities s/he's missing. Heres the major differences between Series 3 models.

    GPS only: Only comes in Aluminum casing (silver, space grey, gold); composite (plastic) backing; Ion-X glass on screen.

    GPS+LTE: Comes in Aluminum (silver, space grey, gold), Stainless Steel (black, silver), and ceramic (white, grey). Saphire crystal on screen (very scratch resistant), ceramic backing (also more scratch resistant), 8 extra GB memory over GPS only version.
     
  13. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68000

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    I might bump Wikipedia up to 2GB RAM, just for jokes!
     

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