Thinking outside the box with upgrading the watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Bengy66, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Bengy66 macrumors regular

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    Its not in Apple's nature to handle the heavy lifting of support and maybe this is wishful thinking but we are heading to a product upgrade bottleneck. Just a theory but many people will start being more selective when upgrading products. Do you upgrade the iPad or Apple Watch this year? Do you pass on the latest iPhone because you got an Apple Watch this year?

    What if Apple started doing some sort of "Apple Billing". The premise would be you can get free financing for all iDevices, a quote each month of what your device is worth if you trade it in, and the amount you owe the carrier for wireless service. More products sold especially in Apple Stores, easier billing maybe through your iTunes account, and possible discounts if you bundle an iPhone, iPad/Mac, and Watch/Beats.

    Is my latest and greatest Apple product buying habit clouding my judgement?
     
  2. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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    Other way of the world obstructs it

    As great of an idea this would be and considering how I upgrade my iPhone, iPad and probably now the Watch. But I can't see apple sacrificing the profit margins in this way, what would be slightly easier to believe would be the idea of shifting the capacities upward again. Perhaps eliminating the 16GB size, but Apple's strategy of the difference between 16 and 64 is to encourage upsizing on capacity due to how popular the 32GB was.
     
  3. Bengy66 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, the 16 GB is a bad user experience for most. I can see them going 32, 64, and 128 here soon.
     
  4. solarguy17 macrumors 6502a

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    Do many people upgrade their phones and iPads every year?

    I know I grab a new iPhone every year but I wouldn't do that if I had an iPad anymore (I sold my 1st gen last year for $200). Most I could see on iPad upgrades are once every 2 years because not a ton changes between the iPads. I couldn't see upgrading a Watch more then every 2 or 3 years.

    So maybe I could do and even odd thing. Year 1, iPhone and iPad. Year 2 iPhone AWatch. Year 3 iPhone. iPad. Year 4ect...
     
  5. shenfrey, Apr 19, 2015
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    Thinking outside the box with upgrading the watch

    Not many people upgrade their iPads every year, I mean to be honest from what i have read your a bit of a sucker if you do that. iPad 4 came out a few months after iPad 3, and then the iPad mini 3 being only slightly faster than the iPad mini 2.

    I wait with my upgrades, bide my time. When I upgrade its a big improvement such as iPhone 5 > iPhone 6 Plus. Not incremental improvement that cost me hundreds if not thousands every year.
     
  6. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    If ur spending 1000 to upgrade your apple devices a year, you're doing something wrong. You're right don't worry about it at that point. :rolleyes:
     
  7. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Thinking outside the box with upgrading the watch


    Believe It or not judging by what I have read in this thread and others, people do. They upgrade their phone, iPad and now they are talking about doing the same for a watch. More power to them, it's their money and if they have this much, fill your boots.
     
  8. Bengy66 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, people are not upgrading their iPads every year and sales are plateauing or maybe even declining this year. With the Watch not even compatible with the iPad, I wonder if it will decline the sales even more.

    I am not saying you should spend a $1-2k on apple devices each year but I think having unique options opens doors.
     
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    The iPhone has become a yearly thing however with regards to the iPad mini I will definitely not be getting the third generation. I am not paying 319 just for Touch iD. Although, saying that I am in the Air to Air 2 bracket. I suppose really it just depends on the person. This year I do not plan to upgrade my iPad but we will see how that one goes later on...
     

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