Storage options

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rossy100, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. rossy100 macrumors 6502

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    Some speculation today about storage size and options for the watch. Article (appleinsider) suggests 4GB will be default with an 8GB option.

    I really can't see Apple offering different storage options for the watches. There are already so many variations, that adding 2 storage sizes would multiply the possible SKUs again - which makes little sense from an inventory management perspective.

    If there are to be different storage options, then the only way I think practical would be if these are linked to the watch editions e.g. Sport - 4GB, Watch 8GB, Edition 16GB. That would make a lot more sense and wouldn't add any stock complications. Indeed it would provide an extra incentive to buy the more expensive models - with only marginal increase in cost for Apple.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I think the size is going to be the biggest constraint on storage options.

    Plus given the intended use, there may not be much of a need for a lot of storage either.
     
  3. Julien, Sep 23, 2014
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    Julien macrumors G3

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    While I agree with your premise here is an alternate theory.

    The Sport will be $350 and the Watch likely to be $1000. This leaves a huge gap for the Sport to offer at least 2 storage options to fill in.

    EDIT: Here is a prediction I made in the Pricing Prediction thread.

    8GB 38mm $350, 42mm $450, Space Gray $400/$500
    16GB 38mm $450, 42mm $550, Space Gray $500/$600
     
  4. swarmster macrumors 6502a

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    The Sport needs the most storage, and I hope it's at least 8GB. (Unless it reshuffles its music library every time it comes in range of the iPhone?)
     
  5. APlotdevice, Sep 27, 2014
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    APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I don't think the capacity is going to be that high, simply because of how long it would take to transfer gigabytes worth of data over a Bluetooth connection.
     
  6. mtmac macrumors regular

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    As they have identified the computer to be a single S1, I doubt there will be additional capacities, especially in gen 1. As another poster said, there are already a lot of options. Fashion likely will drive the higher lines, not function. The sports watch wouldn't be the one to get a higher capacity even if there are more than one available, as it likely will be the least expensive.
     
  7. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    for what, music?
    i suppose listening to music using bluetooth headphones might be nice.
     
  8. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    Even for a music library, there are very few cases where it cannot just grab the song over bluetooth from the iPhone. I imagine they will stick it with 8GB NAND flash for the OS and apps and get everything else via the iPhone using low-energy bluetooth. You'd basically be using it as a bluetooth controller for your iPhone's music library. After all, it doesn't have a headphone jack, you won't be playing music off of it directly anyways.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    WiFi hotspot to iPhone according to Apple.

    "...Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone...."
     

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