No plastic case with Series 2

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by sterumbelow, Sep 27, 2016.

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Are you bothered that there's no case included?

  1. Yes

    15 vote(s)
    30.6%
  2. No

    34 vote(s)
    69.4%
  1. sterumbelow macrumors regular

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    #1
    Morning all,

    Was anyone else surprised to find there was no plush case with the Series 2 Apple Watch? Not that I used the one I got with Series 1, but it was a nice box never the less. Apple are starting to skimp on what's in the box - the Lightning EarPods don't come with a case anymore either.

    Does this bother anyone else?

    Ste.
     
  2. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I got my Series 2 SS yesterday and it comes in a nice white plastic box with a felt lining, exactly how my Gen 1 came 18 months ago. Nothing is different in the packaging except the shorter charging lead
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    That is interesting. As an Apple Watch Gen One owner, I appreciated the hard plastic case to protect the Watch. Maybe the Stainless comes with a plastic hard box and the aluminum includes something cheaper perhaps?

    And I was disappointed to see the Apple lightening EarPods were in cardboard versus the plastic case. Apple definitely cut back on the expense account.
     
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  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    So you bought both a S1 and S2 and the S1 came in a nicer case than the more expensive S2????? That doesn't make any sense.
     
  6. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    People sell empty cases/boxes on eBay. Just check there should you really desire one.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    With the original AW, the SS came in a box and the Sport didn't.

    OP, can you clarify exactly what you got? Did you get a Series 2 in aluminum or SS?
     
  8. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    The Sport came in a long rectangular box.
     

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  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, I meant the "nice box" mentioned in the OP.

    Need to determine whether only the Series 2 in SS gets the plush case.
     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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  11. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Many keep incorrectly calling the 2015 Watch the Series 1. I can see why but most have bought the Series 2, you'd think they'd see the new Series 1 on the site..
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    And they also think the new Series 1 is last year's model.
     
  13. OllyW Moderator

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    Some are calling it a Series 0 which is also wrong. Apple helpfully call it the Apple Watch (/Sport/Edition) which definitely won't add to the confusion. :rolleyes:
     
  14. sterumbelow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, to clarify. The Sport (Aluminium) Series 1 came with the long white plastic case.

    The Sport (Aluminium) Series 2, doesn't come with any case at all.
     
  15. OllyW Moderator

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    You've got the names confused though I know what you mean. :)

    The Series 1 and Series 2 are new models introduced earlier this month and neither of the aluminium models comes with a plastic case or is referred to as a 'Sport'.

    The original (1st generation) aluminium Apple Watch Sport did include a plastic case in the box.
     
  16. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    I like the hard plastic case that came with the 1st Gen Apple Watch. With the Series I, maybe Apple were trying to save money. And, what about the lack of the power brick, too...
     
  17. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    That lack of a power brick thing is really odd. You need to spend 19 dollars if you want an Apple power brick to go with the Watch (say, if giving as a gift). Weird. Very weird.
     
  18. Julien macrumors G3

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    This is the Series 1 and is NOT the what you are asking about.

    http://www.apple.com/apple-watch-series-1/
     
  19. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Naming a 2nd generation product with the number 1 is confusing. Also to delete the brick is cheap esp since many/most Series 1 buyers would be new Apple Watch customers which Apple obviously wants.
     
  20. Leo90 macrumors 6502

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    Environment will appreciate that decision.
     
  21. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Purchasers of new Apple products will not. And buying the adapter separately costs more AND results in more packaging material used, so...
     
  22. Leo90 macrumors 6502

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    Can't you charge it with your iPhone charger? Stop thinking about your own belly and realise Apple has ecofriendly targets to reach (I hope)
     
  23. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a series one and they don't even come with a charging brick lol. I'm debating on exchanging my series one SG sport 42mm for a 42mm stainless series 0 from Best Buy. I watched a speed and app opening test and the new dual core was only slightly faster. I just use mine for notifications and music really. And they are insanely discounted, by like over $300.

    I'd just need a silicone band as I'm in the gym 5 days a week.
     
  24. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    I think it's fine, I thought the packaging with the 1st gen was nice but ultimately wasteful. What I really can't wrap my head around is how Apple didn't ship a charging brick with Series 1 watches. That just wreaks of being cheap.

    ETA: Just saw the person above me mention the same thing. LOL.
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    "Series 0" is just an unofficial name around here much like how people call the original iPhone "iPhone 2G." Calling it Series 0 or even original AW is simple enough.
     

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