Series 3 longevity

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by yui4, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. yui4 macrumors 6502a

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    ive been offered a good deal on a SB SS series 3 with AppleCare+ until mid next year

    I’m considering buying it for a gift. How long do you think the series 3 will still run well for before the inevitable slow down starts
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    You will not find a definitive answer on this. Series 3 is still fairly capable with the dual core processor, but watchOS 6 could greatly change or impact the performance, but I expect at least another two years of watchOS support at minimum for the Series 3.
     
  3. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    I would say the S3 is worth the savings becuase in a few years, you're going to want a new watch anyway, and I can't see the S4 being worth the extra bucks at this point - it's already a quarter of its way through its life cycle. Also - I highly doubt the S4 is going to replace the S3 in the lineup when Apple releases a new S5. I think the S3 is going to be around for a long time in the watch line up, as putting in the S4 where the S3 is now while the S5 is out - consumers would be buying the S4 in droves because the two models would be competing with each other. The S3 will have a lower price point, smaller screen, etc while the S4 will just be killed off and the S5 will take the place of the S4. I see Apple keeping the S3 around in order to drive sales of the higher and newer models with the new form factor - and if you dont want that, you just get the cheaper version. I see apple keeping the S3 around until the S6 is released.
     
  4. yui4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bought it. AppleCare+ with both claims still untouched. Even if it only stayed good until end of next year when the AppleCare runs out I’ll be happy.
     
  5. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    Awesome. Now head to amazon to pick
    Up some cheap sport loops. The AdMasters brand on there is by far the best fitting ones and nearly identical.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K3YTQG2/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_MozdCb1D7NXWW
     

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