Storage Options? What do you think?

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  1. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    I think they're wrong.
    It comes in one capacity. If you want more... Why not bump up the capacity on that iPhone it is paired to??!!
     
  3. FrankySavvy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly my point, Apple Watch isn't meant to have a lot of storage, maybe 4gb for the os and a few other options, I like Pipers pricing though. $499 for a Stainless Steel model :)
     
  4. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I think it'll be 8GB standard, no upgrade options.

    Otherwise it's far too many SKU's, in something that is complicated enough as it is.

    Currently it's
    10 Sport Models
    18 Regular
    6 Gold

    That's 34 SKU's at the moment. With storage options, there could be 68 or even 102 SKU's which is far too complicated.
     
  5. FrankySavvy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Since it relies on the iPhone for most tasks, why put storage options on the watch? does't make sense. I think he is just analyzing all other Apple products and following that .
     
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    8gb would be cool, I guess... since they said you can load music independent of the phone.
    For sure they aren't convoluting the selection process further for as pointless a choice as Watch storage capacity, though.
     
  7. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but people will want enough storage to store their music and photos. Also, there needs to be enough to run apps on it when native apps come this summer, hopefully at WWDC. So I think 8GB will be the standard level.
     
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    I think I'll come with different storage options, but if it doesn't, it definitely won't come with 8GB standard. That would be ridiculously low. Remember the watch has it's own apps and music, and that takes more than 8GB easily.
     
  9. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    Anywhere from 1gb (probably) to 8gb (generous :p ) built in with no other tiers. It really doesn't need to store much and it would be crazy to multiply the already enormous set of SKUs with capacity variants.
     
  10. FrankySavvy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't the Watch use the phones data connection to connect to iCloud to share photos and or bluetooth/wi-fi to show your phones images? Same with music?
     
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    I'd guess we won't get options.

    I think every Apple Watch will get 2GB Storage.

    Enough for a some songs, photos and apps.

    I think Appe Watch Apps are going to be very light, more along the lines of iPhone Widgets, rather than 'proper' apps.

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    I think the most you will see is 4GB of internal space. The OS won't be heavy like the iPhone is, apps will be rather small.
     
  13. FrankySavvy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    4GB or 8GB is a good bet. I don't think Apple wants you to use the Watch as storage, it needs the iPhone in the vicinity to work, the iPhone starts at 16gb and up, why put storage options for a watch? a generic 4gb or 8gb sounds about right.

    Let me just say this, they better not charge more for 4gb storage and uncharge $50 bucks, that would be ridiculous!
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    It should be but Apple modus operandi suggest it will more likely be 4GB.:(
     
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    Did Apple actually say music could be loaded onto the Watch? Or would it be played over bluetooth from the phone? If we can actually load music onto the Watch I would hope for 8GB as some people do have a lot of music.
     
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  17. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for posting that, guess I missed that. In that case, I would hope there will be at least 8GB on the watch.
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    It wasn't formally announced during the watch introduction, but Tim Cook said in a TV interview that the watch can store music, so people can go running with just their watch and listen to music over bluetooth.
     
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    I also think the watch will only have 8 gigs of non upgrade able storage. If the storage is gonna be for only music there is no reason to have more then that.
     
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    See my post number 16. It has been formally "announced" on the Apple site since day one of the :apple:Watch introduction.
     
  21. FrankySavvy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Either all watches gain 8GB.....OR 38mm gets 4GB and 42mm gets 8GB?

    The only thing i could see is for price tiering like this:

    Apple Watch Sport - 38mm - 4GB - $349 w/Sports Band
    Apple Watch Sport - 42mm - 8GB - $399 w/Sports Band

    Apple Watch SS - 38mm - 4GB - $449 w/Sports Band
    Apple Watch SS - 42mm - 8GB - $499 w/Sports Band

    Apple Watch SS Black - 38mm - 4GB - $549 w/Black Stainless Steel Link
    Apple Watch SS Black - 42mm - 8GB - $599 w/Black Stainless Steel Link

    Apple Watch Edition - 38mm - 4GB - $2499 w/Sports Band w/Gold Pin*
    Apple Watch Edition - 42mm - 8GB - $2999 w/Sports Band w/Gold Pin*

    *Standard model with Straps/Same price Yellow Gold or Rose Gold
     
  22. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    No no no. They would not penalize people who simply want a smaller watch. Remember this is being marketed as a fashion thingy. Not the super kick ass tech gadget it is.
     
  23. FrankySavvy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thats why i don't think they would do storage options, its all going to be 4gb or 8gb, probably 8gb though.

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    do you think sizing will have different pricing?

    or will it be standard $349 for Watch Sport, $499 Apple Watch and $1999 and up for Edition, regardless of size?
     
  24. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I'm not to sure if their will be a price difference. It's really IMO a 50% chance either way. But if Apple were to charge a good $50 more for a larger watch Thats completely different they having different storage sizes all together.
     
  25. FrankySavvy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay, so you think they will all be the same storage size, but there might be a $50 premium for the larger watch?
     

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