Repair Gen 1 for $200 or buy new S1?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Denis54, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Denis54 macrumors member

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    The glass on my 42 mm Sport is broken. Apple can repair it for $200 or I can buy a new S1. Having it repaired seems to be the most logical solution.

    Other than a faster CPU the S1 does not seem to have any significant advantage. Am I missing something?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The Series 1 is only $100.00 more for a new Model at $300.00, versus paying $200.00 to have it repaired. I would purchase the Series 1 and your getting a whole new Watch. You are correct though, the Series 1 offers an upgraded processor. The Series 2 offers water resistance and GPS.
     
  3. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    Best Buy is selling new S0 watches for $220. It makes no sense to repair yours, no matter what you get.
     
  4. macdragonfl macrumors 6502

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    The question is why they charge more for a watch screen than an iPhone?
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Because the iPhone's glass screen is easy replaceable. However the :apple:Watch has a bonded crystal (screen) to OLED display and this is permanently glued to the case.
     
  6. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    They don't.

    But, Apple's repair charges and replacement parts have always been stupidly high, compared to any other reference point I have seen. Ever seen a repair estimate for a Mac product? It will make you want to punch an apple in the face to make that stupid bite mark.
     
  7. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    You can buy series 1 with an updated CPU and I'm sure you can find deals on the first generation watch for about the same price.
    $200 for a screen repairs is really instane, I'm glad I have Apple Care +
     
  8. macdragonfl, Oct 30, 2016
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    macdragonfl macrumors 6502

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    The OP has a Sport so it's a Ion X glass screen but still no reason to cost that much.
     

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