Original Apple Watch owners screwed over

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by syphern, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. syphern macrumors 6502

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    Im going to get crucified for this but I have to say it the first apple watch should have had everything series 2 has now. It was an underpowered slow POS device which wasnt even water proof yet at the time people raved about it because it was an apple device. Honestly I do feel they screwed us over on that and the novelty of a new "apple gadget" is what sold it, now they release what they should have in the first place.
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    So you bought it cause it was a new Apple gadget. You knew what you were buying.

    Honestly, there's nothing in the next generation that makes me look at it a second time. More waterproof? Not a big deal for most people. Same with GPS. Unless you run outdoors, it doesn't matter.
     
  3. page3 macrumors 6502

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    You're kidding? The original Apple Watch is wonderful and OS3 makes it even better. Still hugely happy with mine.
     
  4. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    Yes, how dare they make the new Watch better than the old one?
     
  5. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    You're right, Apple should release good enough products and then never ever improve upon them for fear that people with older versions will be unhappy...
     
  6. ibitegirls macrumors newbie

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    Sure it could've been faster, but designing CPU's and building brand new hardware from scratch is no small feat. Designing products takes a lot of time, and 1st generation products are generally not a home run. I rarely, if ever, buy 1st generation products. I never considered purchasing the original iWatch because it looked premature, but I know tons of people who LOVE their original apple watch. Heck, there are numerous 5-star reviews on Best Buy.

    You are bitter and need a snicker bar.
     
  7. Analog Kid macrumors 601

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    I bought an AW on launch day and have waited 18 months for the next generation fully expecting that I was going to want to update immediately. I don't. I think I'm going to wait at least another cycle unless it turns out that second core really makes a difference.

    And the ambient light sensor would be nice to have.

    Water proofing and GPS are important to certain users, but not me. It's already water proof enough for what I need.

    You bought a first generation device, this is the life early adopters lead...
     
  8. dangeng macrumors member

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    Exactly! Me too! Although the waterproof watch is great I don't think that I am going to buy it... Still super happy with my Series 0.
     
  9. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Is this your first electronic gadget?
     
  10. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    The same could be said for EVERY first generation device. Welcome to the tech world. Apparently you've been absent since........30 years ago
     
  11. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Did you really think that Apple would never issue a new model?

    Really?
     
  12. rdavis41 macrumors regular

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    The only thing this might have convinced me of is buying of the sport version only. I bought the SS model first time around. But I've now realized I am more than likely going to update every year because I am a watch wearer. Resale values have held fairly steady for Sport wearers, but tanked for SS models. Lesson learned. To me, having 2 kids and running occasionally, the inclusion of waterproofing and GPS is huge.
     
  13. Jetfire macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I just canceled my 42mm SS series 2 Watch for 30th delivery. The resale value sucks on the Original SS one I got on launch day. I was also pissed when they went on sale a christmas. I'll wait until then and decide weather to get the Aluminum one or SS version. Maybe even series 1 for the better processor.
     
  14. GLS macrumors 6502

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    There was probably a thread just like this when the iPad 2 was released.

    And when the iPhone 3G was announced.

    Ad infinitium.
     
  15. matrix07, Sep 18, 2016
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    matrix07 macrumors 601

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    And original iPhone should had been what 3GS was. And Watch series 2 should be what series 5 will be. etc.
     
  16. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    The Old Testament should have been what The New Testament is.
     
  17. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    And my wife should be like a model I met yesterday. Buyer's remorse lol.
     
  18. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I think Apple took away a potentially-solid resale market when they bumped the specs and created the Series 1 Watches (making the first Watch a Series 0).

    If your only choices were Series 2 or the original AW, I'm pretty sure that everyone with the originals would be doing better selling theirs now.

    But, get mad because they created a better product? Why? I would hope they'd make the new ones better than the first generation.
     
  19. Sonmi451 Suspended

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    If you didn't realize the AW1 was essentially a beta I don't know what to tell you. Everyone knew v2 and probably v3 would be the one to get.
     
  20. fischersd, Sep 19, 2016
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  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't get why people feel cheated. They did a seemingly good job with the AW0. I see more and more people with it daily. Now this one seems marginally better, but if I were an AW0 owner, I wouldn't even bother with the update.
     
  22. Leo90, Sep 19, 2016
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    I knew exactly what I was buying when I got my series 0 SS AW and I plan to keep using it for a few more years. Watch OS 3 just made it so much simpler to use and faster, it is like Apple gave me a whole new Watch. Absolutely no complaints here and I dont feel compelled to buy series 2 at all! Just because there is something new in the market, it doesnt mean your current AW is obsolete. This one still serves me well. I will only buy new hardware when it is not possible to update firmware of current one.
     
  23. btrach144 macrumors 65816

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    I hope OP is kidding or trolling. Anyone who bought a S0, knew what they were buying. You could try it out in the store or return it after 2 weeks of use. Very easy going terms.

    AKA, you knew you were buying a "slow POS" and that it lacked waterproofing but you bought it anyways.

    My one caveat is I had hoped apple would sale just the watch cases for those of us who already own a billion bands.
     
  24. bacATapple macrumors regular

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    This.
     
  25. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I bought my AW1 last year and it still works flawlessly..
     

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