Next year

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Superman041, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. Superman041 macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2011
    The new updated Applewatch has been released but my question is relating to next years version. I'm wondering on whether to wait for it? What do you think are the likely upgrades to it?
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    I'm not sure it's on 12 months release cycle like an iPhone.
  3. intofx macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2010
    The 2020 update is going to be killer. Complete game changer. All jokes aside the next version will alway be better then the current. Pull the trigger when you want/can buy it and enjoy it. I didn't buy the series 0 when it came out because i wasn't ready to be that early of an adopter. 2 days ago I got the s2 and i love it. The updates weren't game changing but I was ready to buy so I did.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The next likely release of Apple Watch 3 would be March 2018. If they Apple continues on an 18 month schedule.

    Possibly micro led, larger screen, and a round variant.
  5. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 23, 2011
    Think the next one will have a cell chip in it, won't interest me as it will just add to an already high Verz bill.
  6. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    If you want, or have ever wanted, and can afford the watch buy it now. It will be at least 18 months (my guess is 24 month cycles with a boosted S type version around 12-18 months) before we see a change to the watch.
  7. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    18-24 months seems like a good cycle for the Watch.
    In the meantime they can release new bands or maybe new edition models with the same hardware.
  8. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    Exactly my thinking, I simply will not buy a new SS apple watch every 12 months along with a phone (first world problems i know). Keeping it every two years, possibly in line with the non-S phones would be perfect? While in between years they could add new colors or give the cpu/gpu a bump like I believe they did in the series 0 when they released the new ones (as well as new colors like 6 months ago).

    I am really hoping for a plethora of new bands, not because I want to collect them all like pokemon, but because it gives hint that they aren't considering changing the adaptor anytime soon. I have said it in many threads before on similar topics, the only reason I will be upset if they release a new look of the watch face that doesn't except the old bands. I just dropped 1200 bucks on the black SS with link and I better be able to use that link for at least 2 generations to come (3 total generations including the current would make the SS link worth the price tag in my opinion).
  9. julesme macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2016
    San Jose
    I agree with others - If you can find a compelling use case, you should just get it, especially since it's likely on an ~18 month release schedule. I think for many of us, it's been such a disruptive device that we feel we'd have missed out to not have gotten one. For me, it's largely as a fitness device/tracker/personal trainer that has been such a game changer, though obviously the use case is different for different people.

    That said, I believe the Series 3 (or perhaps Series 4) will be the version that propels the device into mass adoption territory. Without speculating on likelihood of individual features (always on display, more accurate heart monitor, larger screen, facetime camera, cellular modem, improved Siri/voice control, etc.) it's a near certainty that the Series 3 chipset will be dramatically faster and more energy efficient than the current version.

    Edit: Added Siri/voice control to list of potential improvements in S3.
  10. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    I have noticed a much larger adoption amongst employees and peers in the business world. Even when forgetting to silence your watch (assuming you don't forgot to silence your phone) the ping you get from any notification is brief enough to not be to disturbing allowing you to then silence it without distracting the room. The first year it was out though, I rarely saw anyone other than me with one.
  11. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    I actually reckon they will accelerate the updates to yearly. I'd expect a physical redesign in a year. Based purely on a hunch.

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