Is there a difference in Series 3 performances GPS vs GPS+LTE

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  1. Retroglide08 macrumors member

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    Im not interested in using LTE but was wondering if the GPS and GPS+LTE models differ hardware wise?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    If I am understanding you correctly, the hardware is exactly the same internally and externally aside from not Having a Cellular radio. Which applies to the aluminum and Stainless models Series 3.
     
  3. Fabmac macrumors member

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    Nope

    Lte has more storrage (double)
    And the rear is made from a more durable material (ceramic vs composite)
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Correction on your Post. Series 3 is offered in two configurations, both as the OP listed with and without. The stainless has a Ceramic backing. The aluminum Sport has a composite backing.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G4

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    The extra storage is manly for :apple:Music to cache from LTE like the iPhone does. Would have no effect of performance.
     
  6. MacPioneer macrumors member

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    I’ve seen reports that even the sport, if it’s LTE, gets the ceramic back.
     
  7. Retroglide08 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies. I’m not interested in having LTE as my carrier doesn’t currently support and I don’t feel the need for it.
    Looks like the GPS variant will be fine.
    Just need to decide which colour now lol. Especially when it comes to scratching
     
  8. dave006 Contributor

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    All LTE Watches have Ceramic Back.

    Stainless steel and Ceramic Cases have a Sapphire crystal screen while other LTE's Aluminum Cases get Ion-X glass.

    Dave
     
  9. predation macrumors 65816

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    Silver then.
    The other colors are anodized. And since it's aluminum (soft), potential scratches/ gouges will show up silver.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The 7000 series aluminum actually is not soft at all. It's some of the highest strength aluminum alloy on the market and holds well against scratches and dings. It's the same 7000 aluminum used on Apples current iPhone models starting with the 6S and up.

    https://www.smithmetal.com/7000-series-aluminium-alloys.htm

    http://www.patentlyapple.com/patent...used-in-the-new-iphone-6s-comes-to-light.html
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    I think silver would be a good color, it's much easier to pair bands with over the space gray.
     
  11. predation macrumors 65816

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    Hotness.
     

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