If you buy the watch now what are you gonna do to it when gen2 comes out?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Appl3FTW, Apr 4, 2015.

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If you buy the watch now what are you gonna do to it when gen2 comes out?

  1. Buy ss, sell next it when gen 2 is out

    58 vote(s)
    30.9%
  2. Buy ss, keep it and buy gen 2 too

    15 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Buy ss, give it away and get gen 2

    14 vote(s)
    7.4%
  4. Buy ss, keep it and skip gen 2

    30 vote(s)
    16.0%
  5. Buy alum, sell it when gen 2 is out

    29 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. Buy alum, keep it and buy gen 2 too

    5 vote(s)
    2.7%
  7. Buy alum, give it away and get gen 2

    8 vote(s)
    4.3%
  8. Buy alum, keep it and skip gen 2

    15 vote(s)
    8.0%
  9. Skip gen 1 and get gen 2

    14 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. Kavier macrumors 6502a

    Kavier

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    #26
    Depends on what Apple adds to gen 2...if there are a lot of improvements, I'll sell my gen 1 and upgrade. If not, I'll keep my gen 1.
     
  2. eoblaed macrumors 68020

    eoblaed

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    #27
    Either give them to our kids or sell them.
     
  3. Wallabe, Apr 5, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2015

    Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    #28
    I have a feeling Apple will keep the first gen around along with the second gen, like the iPhone. First gen will be priced at somewhere around $199 for the sports model, and $349 for the SS model, with the black SS band priced at $699. This will make it affordable for new customers while existing customers can upgrade to the newer generation at the same price range when the first gen was released.

    Remember when the first iPhone got a $200 price drop less than 2 months after it was introduced and all the early adopter was butt hurt? Yeah, I was one.

    At that point, no one is going to buy your sports version for even $100. For another $100, they can get a new, non-scratched, fresh battery, hasn't been sweated in, and worned-in copy of the same thing.
     
  4. telefono macrumors 6502

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  5. Elzbeth macrumors regular

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    #30
    I generally try to hold onto my technology for two years, simply due to affordability. I may try to sell at that point depending on its worth, otherwise give to one of the kids. :)
     
  6. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    #31
    The more interesting question to me is when Apple will decide to come out with a gen 2. Like the iPad, I don't think people will upgrade their watches on an annual cycle. From a stock price perspective, Apple would be inflating expectations by staying on an annual upgrade cycle. They're better off releasing new upgrades every two years with real blockbuster advancements. Unless of course this segment really heats up.
     
  7. hallidc macrumors 6502

    hallidc

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    #32
    I think I'll hold onto the 1st gen when the 2nd gen comes out.
     
  8. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

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    #33
    I'm hoping Gazelle and Amazon have trade in's.
     
  9. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    #34
    After seeing how much legacy support Apple gave the original iPad, I have decided to skip gen 1 and just go for gen 2 or later.
     
  10. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    #35
    After 2-3 upgrade cycles, iWatch will follow the way of iPod Touch or Nano: anemic updates, then abandonment. Apple skates where the gold coins shower on the ice, they don't follow their heart anymore.
     
  11. mcdj macrumors G3

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  12. Armen macrumors 604

    Armen

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    #37
    I guess you don't know the OP? This is his MO:

    - Start useless/pointless thread with content that will begin a heated debate.
    - Thread goes on and on for pages
    - Mod locks thread for bickering amongst users
    - OP lays low for a while and begins another useless thread again.

    Reported
     
  13. Brien macrumors 68030

    Brien

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    #38
    If rumors of FaceTime camera and a spec bump for v2 are true I'll keep my v1. Not interested in videochat on a watch.
     
  14. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

    DynamicSausage

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    #39
    Probably keep gen 1 for a while and then upgrade to the mid range (stainless steel if it's still the thing) for gen 3. May change my mind if I can get a good trade in price for my SG Sport, which I doubt.
     
  15. rowdt1 macrumors regular

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    #40
    Depends.. I'm still rocking an old fashioned iPad and I don't see any reason to upgrade it anytime soon. If the next gen Apple Watch doesn't add that much I'll be rocking gen 1 for a couple of years. It also partly depends on how it holds up over the years. If the shinyness wears off rather quickly I think I'm more tempted to go for a newer version.
     
  16. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

    Shanghaichica

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    #41
    I don't know. It would depend on what the improvements are.
     
  17. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

    Appl3FTW

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    #42
    I'm 100 sure I'll be buying every iteration of the watch.
     
  18. zhaoxin macrumors 6502

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    #43
    I can't say it now. As we don't know what gen2 really is. For me, if it has extra and useful health censors and larger memory, I will buy. If the sensors are the same, I will skip it.
     
  19. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    #44
    I'm going to sell it to you and then buy the next generation!!
     
  20. iPhysicist macrumors 65816

    iPhysicist

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    #45
    I will get the 2nd generation and give the then old one to my girlfriend along with my iPhone.
    I'll will do the same thing without the phone swap for the 3rd Generation and so on until the watch get good enough for my use case scenario to skip one iteration.
     
  21. inboxer macrumors regular

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    #46
    Gazelle is supposed to offer Apple watch trade ins, but it looks like their site currently does not support it yet. Buybackworld is already taking Apple watch trade ins. I'm sure gazelle and some of the other trade in sites will follow suit. I'll hold on to mine for now until Gen 2 is released :)
     
  22. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

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    #47
    Depends on the price and aesthetics. Same form factor and minor spec bump won't entice me.
     
  23. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    #48
    He'll return it three times.
     
  24. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    #49
    When gen2 comes out, my "meh" will become "meh2".
     
  25. Brien macrumors 68030

    Brien

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    #50
    So I suppose, looking at the poll, the bigger question is if people don't mind spending $700+ per year to always have the newest SS Apple Watch, or if people are banking on good resale value.
     

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