Need your advice guys! Series 3 Ceramic or Series 4 SS?

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  1. vistokid macrumors 6502

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    I have the option of getting a brand new Grey Ceramic Series 3 (Apple replacement) with AC (not Plus) until Sept 2019 or the Series 4 Stainless Steel Gold (obviously new).

    The price would almost be the exact same, the Ceramic would actually be about 15% cheaper.

    What would you guys do?
     
  2. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    If I was feeling flush, I'd accept the ceramic and not take it out of the wrapping. Auction it off in 10 years time or whenever was appropriate.

    In the meantime I'd buy an AW4. Screen really does look a lot better from what I can see in the reviews. Just a posher experience all round.

    If I was feeling flush..
     
  3. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    Apple have offered you a ceramic replacement or Series 4?
     
  4. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I can buy the Ceramic Series 3 privately.
     
  5. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    I'm deciding whether to keep my grey ceramic or upgrade... Difficult one!
     
  6. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    Definitely SS AW4. If it was a non-electronic watch then maybe ceramic. With electronics it's always a good idea to get the latest one. We already know from iphone battery that apple plays dirty with older versions of their electronic devices.
     
  7. hexagenia macrumors regular

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    I'm a big fan of the Series 3 ceramic, as I think it is an exceptionally well made product and I have loved mine. That said, I would make my decision based on screen real estate. If you can see yourself with eight or nine complications on the screen, and you actually track that many things with your AW, I would opt for the Series 4. Alternatively, if it's a notifications and communications device that is your priority, I'd opt for Ceramic. And if you like/need the heart monitoring, the Series 4 is a no brainer.
     
  8. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    Honestly the Series 3 looks like it came straight out of a Fisher-Price catalog compared to the S4.
     
  9. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    You my friend are wearing it wrong
     
  10. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    It really doesn't! I personally think the Series 4 looks a little like the Pebble Time and not 100% sure on the look. The ceramic as a material was perfect and not having a Series 4 one is pretty disappointing.
     
  11. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    [​IMG]
     
  12. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    To me the resale value makes it a keeper for me.
    I will continue to enjoy it along side the S4,SBSS
     
  13. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    Probably has a case on it! lol
     
  14. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's the Aluminum model.
     
  15. profmatt macrumors 68000

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    I bought the grey ceramic last year. I really loved it. For a day. Then I realised there’s nothing you can do with it. Not many straps work with it, unlike the SS. The grey ceramic looks like shiny plastic. And suddenly you think you’ve basically got a kiddie version of the AW.

    Personally I’d always go for the newer model.
     
  16. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    The gold is looking nicer and nicer to me
     
  17. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The other bonus is getting the magnetic charger with the Ceramic. Love that charger.
     
  18. cwosigns macrumors 68000

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    I'm a non-ceramic owner, so take this with a grain of salt. I would go with the Series 4 Stainless Steel. I've loved all of my stainless steel Apple Watches (OG, S2, S3)...they look great and with the extra speed, larger screen, and additional features of the S4, I think you'd appreciate it more. I don't know how much return the premium material of the ceramic gets when it comes to resale, but I think the Apple Watch typically has lower resale value than most other Apple Products.
     
  19. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I preordered. SSGold with Sport Band.
     
  20. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    At least pick a good picture, rather than a crappy render...

    [​IMG]
     
  21. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well said. Such a tough call. I had the Series 2 Ceramic and it was awesome.
     
  22. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

    In all honesty: I’m a S0 owner. And as soon as the S4 came out I can’t help but think that my watch looks a bit eary 2000s now...
     
  23. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    Is it an aluminium by any chance? The ceramic looks fantastic, even with the Series 4 being released. Nothing compares to the durability of the ceramic, especially for the gym. Wearing a SS watch down the gym..... Hmmmmm, no.
     
  24. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Let me know what you do! I might follow suit :)
     
  25. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    Don't let me influence you! lol If I go Series 4 it would have to be SBSS, but I tried one before getting the ceramic and wasn't keen on the black watch look. Also wasn't impressed with the DLC coating.
     

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