Should i upgrade to series 2 watch?

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ginofresh

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so I currently have the frist Apple Watch and love it, now I want to get a new one as I love the series 2 all white watch but I feel like I waited long enough and should just wait for the series 3 but I don't want them to take so long for it to come out like that did for the 2 I been reading and people say September of this year but I really doubt that?
 

Relentless Power

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If you want to upgrade, I would say go for it. I also wouldn't rely completely on what you hear for rumors. Even if Series 3 did debut this Fall, it's likely a minor update with LTE or various enhancements.

Also, the Apple Watch you want is the Ceramic Edition. But Series 2 is great with the latest features with the GPS and added water resistance.
 
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ginofresh

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If you want to upgrade, I would say go for it. I also wouldn't rely completely on what you hear for rumors. Even if Series 3 did debut this Fall, it's likely a minor update with LTE or various enhancements.

Also, the Apple Watch you want is the Ceramic Edition. But Series 2 is great with the latest features with the GPS and added water resistance.
Yes that's the one I want but I feel like I waited this long I should just hold on a bit more
 

Relentless Power

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Yes that's the one I want but I feel like I waited this long I should just hold on a bit more
That's your decision. But what's the sense in upgrading if you worry about a newer model being replaced by what you have already. That's how technology works, once you purchase a product, it's already considered dated being the manufacturer is already working on the next product.

I would focus on what's currently available and if you desire to upgrade, then why not. If everyone worried about newer versions of something being replaced by something potentially better, most wouldn't upgrade.
 

ginofresh

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That's your decision. But what's the sense in upgrading if you worry about a newer model being replaced by what you have already. That's how technology works, once you purchase a product, it's already considered dated being the manufacturer is already working on the next product.

I would focus on what's currently available and if you desire to upgrade, then why not. If everyone worried about newer versions of something being replaced by something potentially better, most wouldn't upgrade.
Well I just don't want to buy it and then a new one come out in September
 

Dopestar

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Well I just don't want to buy it and then a new one come out in September
If you really need the GPS and updated specs in your current life.. go for it. I have S0 model and I am not pressed to upgrade to the Aw2, my current model covers my need as in tracking my activity and provides me with the time. I am curious to see what the new model will feature as in specs , I will personally wait for the next generation is released , whenever that is. If you can hold off until the next model kudos, if not it is your money do what you please with it.
 

Relentless Power

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Well I just don't want to buy it and then a new one come out in September
I understand that. But as I mentioned already, then why upgrade anything being how electronic cycles work. There is no confirmation by Apple that a new Watch will debut in September.
 

BurgDog

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I got a refurbished S2 SS for 15% off the normal price from Apples refurb site. Warranty and AppleCare+ same as the non-refurbs. I hesitated getting a new one at full price with an upcoming S3 but with the discount seemed like a reasonable choice instead of dithering and waiting. Also the screen keeps getting detached on my S0SS so I'm planning on selling my recent pristine replacement I just got from apple.
 

GIZBUG

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Wait. S2 is already "old" and new watch 3 due out in a few months.....
Don't waste money when a new model is right around the corner.
 
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Relentless Power

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Wait. S2 is already "old" and new watch 3 due out in a few months.....
Don't waste money when a new model is right around the corner.
That's a bit of an exaggeration to the OP. A few would mean two months, more like five months IF a new model were to debut. And you have no way of proving if there is a new model coming out or not in September.
 
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AndrewR23

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Also take in consideration the Apple Watch has truly awful resale value.

It's quite pathetic. So whatever you pay for your series 2, If you decide to buy the s3, except 20-40% back what you paid when you sell.

I'd buy it imo. I don't wait. There's always something new. I just got my s2 in mid march. If I like the s3, I'll buy it and sell the s2
 
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I would say if you feel you can afford to buy a Series 3 (if its features interest you) - no matter when it's released - even after buying a Series 2 today, then go get that Series 2 today.

If, however, you feel you can afford Series 2 now and that's it for a couple/few years, I'd say wait for Series 3 and get it on the day of release.

Your current Watch still runs current software so you'll still get new features to tide you over until Series 3 is released.

Of course, there's no guarantee there will be a Series 3 ceramic edition. If it's the ceramic you want, more than a faster processor or LTE or whatever else may come in a Series 3, get that Series 2 now.
 

jwolf6589

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so I currently have the frist Apple Watch and love it, now I want to get a new one as I love the series 2 all white watch but I feel like I waited long enough and should just wait for the series 3 but I don't want them to take so long for it to come out like that did for the 2 I been reading and people say September of this year but I really doubt that?
Just bought the 2 and I say go for it! I love the fact that it's waterproof.
 

jwolf6589

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If you want to upgrade, I would say go for it. I also wouldn't rely completely on what you hear for rumors. Even if Series 3 did debut this Fall, it's likely a minor update with LTE or various enhancements.

Also, the Apple Watch you want is the Ceramic Edition. But Series 2 is great with the latest features with the GPS and added water resistance.
Making a LTE watch? Wow!
 

Defender2010

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Remember, the Edition watches will likely change every time there is a generation revision. So your white Watch might just vanish and you'll be left with the choice of second hand or a reseller, although, you might get it slightly reduced in price. The gold Edition watches were pulled as soon as series 1 and 2 were announced.
 

Relentless Power

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Remember, the Edition watches will likely change every time there is a generation revision. So your white Watch might just vanish and you'll be left with the choice of second hand or a reseller, although, you might get it slightly reduced in price. The gold Edition watches were pulled as soon as series 1 and 2 were announced.
I think it goes without saying the Edition Watches will change incrementally, but they won't advance any further physically Over the regular/black stainless and aluminum models. The white Edition will likely be here when the next revision launches, followed by suit of a releasing a black Ceramic as well. It's highly more affordable and is more practical over the Gold Edition.

Furthermore, The gold Watches were not just pulled because the debut of Series 1/2, they were pulled because there was a small demographic that actually could afford and or it appealed too. Sales were likely abysmal for a piece of technology that will grow dated in a fancy casing, that's all it was. Apple tried marketing a piece of expensive technology in a shaky wearable market. It failed miserably for the Gold Edition.
 
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GizmoDVD

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I have the SS Original Model. Zero interest in upgrading since there was nothing major changed. The resale value also sucks.
 
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Ixidor

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I was in a similar position around Feb last year when I was looking to buy the 27" iMac. Thank goodness i didn't wait =P
 

Chupa Chupa

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I still wear my Series 0. I see no reason to upgrade, esp now. Maybe when Series 2 was launched and you wanted built-in GPS. Series 2 was mostly a spec bump so I do expect a Series 3 this fall with additional features or a new look.

Plenty of decent, inexpensive bands on Amazon if you want to change the look of your watch.
 

SDColorado

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I upgraded from the Gen 1 to Series 2 a couple of weeks ago. No regrets, the faster processor, GPS and water resistance made it a worthy update. I had more interest in those features than in LTE, which may or may not make it to Series 3. I have seen arguments and theories both for and against that happening.
 

Relentless Power

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I still wear my Series 0. I see no reason to upgrade, esp now. Maybe when Series 2 was launched and you wanted built-in GPS. Series 2 was mostly a spec bump so I do expect a Series 3 this fall with additional features or a new look.

Plenty of decent, inexpensive bands on Amazon if you want to change the look of your watch.
Doubtful on any physical revisions if a Series 3 Watch launches in Fall 2017. The only rumors thus far are an LTE option and different/possible cheaper Touch display. (Likely for the Sport model). I think the major overhaul will be around the 18 month period, which is somewhere around March 2018.
 
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OriginalAppleGuy

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I seriously doubt there is going to be a huge upgrade with the next watch over what is currently available. I for one could care less about having cellular connectivity in the watch IF that even becomes a feature in the next one.

The version after next could be different. Perhaps much improved battery life, sensors for blood sugar and/or pulse ox, and of course a processor improvement.
 
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JNGold

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I just upgraded from my SS Series 0 to a Series 2 SBSS. I am so glad I did! The battery life is amazing and the speed updates while minor from a technical standpoint, make a world of difference from everything from app and complication launching to using Siri. Everything runs better. Finally, I can see my screen in direct sunlight which was always a problem with the SS Series o.
 
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Chupa Chupa

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Doubtful on any physical revisions if a Series 3 Watch launches in Fall 2017. The only rumors thus far are an LTE option and different/possible cheaper Touch display. (Likely for the Sport model). I think the major overhaul will be around the 18 month period, which is somewhere around March 2018.
18 month period? I'm not sure what you are referring to. The AW design and basic feature set is 24 months old right now. The Series 1 and 2 models were speed bumps and speed bump + GPS, respectively. The absence of rumors doesn't mean a true upgrade isn't near, it means there are no rumors. Apple can still keep secrets when it wants to. If Apple wants to grow AW its imperative to give Series 0 holdouts a reason to upgrade and new prospective owners a reason to be wowed over where the Series 0-2 did not. If it can get a significant # of Series 1 and 2 to upgrade that is gravy. But whatever Apple does or does not come up with will show us how serious they are about AW.