New Thinner AW2 pics out today

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  1. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Looks better thinner, from what I can see in new pics from China. Reportedly smaller bezel, and all the internals have changed, updated, woo hoo!
    Looks like our pricey bands are good for another 1-2? years?
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I'm sure it will be s good upgrade but my current watch does everything I need it to. Saying that might look at it at Christmas time
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Are you talking about this rumor or something else?

    "The Apple Watch 2 display looks slightly thinner than the original Apple Watch display when placed side by side, although the second-generation Apple Watch could very well have the same overall thickness as the original model due to the rumored inclusions of a GPS, barometer, and thicker battery."
     
  4. gigaguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, yes a company called Byte posted a video of parts pics. seems like the real thing..
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    The OLED crystal (display) assembly will be thinner. However the :apple:Watch 2 will not likely be any thinner and will instead have a larger battery and GPS chip/antenna. It will probably use the same case and be the same thickness.

    EDIT: Jay covered it gigaguy
     
  6. gigaguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oops, just got excited too soon. I don't like the clunkiness of the AW1. I only wear it for exercise and at work. At social gatherings and events I leave it at home. I even tried the 38mm, which looked better to me. I sold all my inventory for the relaunch.
     
  7. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    When you say you "dislike" the chunkiness, what are you comparing the Apple Watch too? Just curious, because the watches I like are generally about the same. Or is it people who never wore a watch before who think it's thick?
     
  8. gigaguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I guess that's why I don't wear watches. Bigger watches are even more hideous to me. It just looks boxy and clunky, a big thick rectangle when screen is off. For the challenges, making it with quality materials and pretty good design helps, but to me it's still a thick black geeky chiclet on my wrist. To each his own, I know. I've had both SS versions, and Sports - except the silver, gold, and rose Sports.
    I like the things it does, just not the look.
     
  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    If you don't wear watches why did you purchase so many different Apple Watches? So - not only do you create a misleading thread and you say you are not a watch wearer but you are indecisive too.
     
  10. gigaguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I buy and sell them. Indecision had nothing to do with selling them.
    We all have a right to our opinion, not everything Apple creates is a thing of ultimate beauty. I enjoy the things the watch can do as I said. I'm not going to answer attacks, find someone else. disengaging.
     
  11. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Fair enough. I understand where you're coming from. Reasonable people will disagree on whether or not they like the look.

    Although, unlike a Watch manufacturer who is going to offer many different looks for many different segments of the market, Apple is kind of forced to keep the design simple. Since they are trying to appeal to as large a market as possible without alienating large swaths.

    Also, if you know any watch afficionado's, they generally own ALOT of watches. That's because the watches may be for particular occasions and not used all day every day. Apple is trying to allow their buyers to use their Apple Watch in as many situations as possible. I think keeping the design simple helps to make that possible.
     
  12. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    Most mechanical watches are on par or thicker than the Apple Watch.
    In fact, even thin dress watches are almost always thicker than 7mm.

    I think the reason Apple Watch looks clunky is not because of its absolute thickness, but because of its profile, which doesn't have lugs and doesn't contour around the top of wearer's wrist.
     

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