SE+AW3 or iP8+

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  1. Starcrowl macrumors newbie

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    Im thinkin to buy one of these. I can buy iPhone SE and AW3 at the same time or i can buy 8+. Which one would be your choice?
     
  2. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    I didn't like the SE when I had it but it makes perfect sense for you to have that combo of phone and AW versus just having an 8 Plus and no AW.
     
  3. Archer1778 macrumors member

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    I literally just did this decision yesterday, I found that the AW3 was extremely nice, I just couldn’t justify the use of it, since I had my phone with me at all times and exchanged the watch for a plus...
     
  4. KrisLord macrumors 65832

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    What phone do you have now? Is it your first Apple Watch?

    There’s a huge size difference between an SE and a plus sized phone, so i suspect you’ve a preference on size.
     
  5. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    I got an 8+ and Series 1 which replaced my Gen 0.

    If I were making a similar decision, and was looking to shave some cost I’d probably go iPhone 8 64gb and Series 1.
     
  6. Starcrowl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No chance to do that for me :)
    Dont have any phone right now :(
     
  7. Duncanator macrumors 6502

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    Why is there no chance for you to do that?
     
  8. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    I hear ya.

    If you’re in a pinch get best iPhone you can afford that best handles what you do, and forget the Apple Watch for now.
     
  9. Starcrowl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I live in Turkey and 2 of them costs too much for me rn :/ I want AW3 but iP8+ at the same time. Which one should i get?
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It's strictly based on what size iPhone do you want. iPhone SE being a 4 inch display or 5.5 inch iPhone 8. I think that's the mitigating factor you have to ask yourself what you're comfortable with in size.
     
  11. KrisLord macrumors 65832

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    The SE is pretty old now, using iphone 6S processors and 5S screen tech.

    I wouldn’t buy that unless you really needed the small screen.

    If I was desperate for both a phone and a watch, I’d probably look at a 7 or 7 Plus and then a used series 1 or 2 Watch.
     
  12. Starcrowl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How will AW3 can effect my life, thats the question. Is it better with iphone with smaller screen and newest watch or big screen and more and thats it... questions on my mind...
    --- Post Merged, Sep 30, 2017 ---
    I've sold my iPhone 7 128GB for 3300TL and new iPhone Plus is 3600TL. Cant decide if i go back to iPhone 7 and AW2 pfft.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I understand you want the Apple Watch. But the iPhone 8 and iPhone SE are entirely two different iPhones altogether. Are you comfortable purchasing a 5.5 inch iPhone versus a 4 inch iPhone? If you really want to Apple Watch, and you are comfortable with a smaller iPhone, then that would be your best option. Unless you really are interested in some of the latest technology iPhone offers, that would be the iPhone 8.
     
  14. asleep macrumors 68040

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    If you're really going to wear the watch, SE + AW3...

    Otherwise, just the SE. :cool:
     
  15. sean000, Sep 30, 2017
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    sean000 macrumors 68000

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    I've had an Apple Watch for more than two years (still wearing my Series 0 Sport), and I think an Apple Watch is very much worth having for me. It's not as useful or as desirable for everyone though, so I think it depends on how much you think you'd get out of it. That can be a tough question to answer if you haven't worn one. If you use notifications a lot, and/or you want a fitness tracker, and/or you compulsively check the weather or calendar, the Apple Watch is fantastic.

    I will say that I do not use my iPhone as much since getting the Apple Watch. My iPhone stays on my desk, in my bag, or on a speaker dock much more than it used to. I use my Apple Watch for quick interactions and my iPad for longer interactions. When I bought my iPhone 6 (shortly before I got an Apple Watch), I did not want a 6+ because I did not want to have to carry and hold such a large device when I already had an iPad. If I did not have an iPad, I would much rather have a Plus model or the iPhone X for their larger displays.

    In addition to thinking about what you might get out of the Apple Watch, think about how you use your iPhone. If you are really into iPhone photography and video, then the 8+ or the X will give you much more camera than an SE or a non-plus 7 or 8. If you don't have an iPad, then the 8+ will be more comfortable to read.

    If you really want both an 8+ and an Apple Watch, but buying them together is out of budget: Ask yourself what you would rather have first. If you are getting by with your current phone, get an Apple Watch now and a new iPhone in a year (or less). If you want a new iPhone now, get the 8+ and either wait on the watch or consider buying a used and/or older model as long as you don't need LTE. My Series 0 is still humming along, and I bet there will be some great holiday deals on the Series 1 and Series 2 models left in stock.

    Sean
     
  16. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    I would pick 8+, I just can't see using the AW3 much.
     
  17. Duncanator macrumors 6502

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    I’d definitely pick the 8+. This is an amazing device!
     

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