Titanium versus aluminum and ceramic

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  1. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    Differences? Titanium more durable? Does it look similar to aluminum? How was the ceramic in the past?
     
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  3. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    The screen is not titanium, so no it won't interfere.
     
  4. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Bummed the aluminum and the titanium look almost the same. I have been wanting a new watch for a different look...seems too similar.

    And why no upgraded chip! Sad.
     
  5. CarlJ macrumors 68030

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    Get the titanium and have someone take it apart (temporarily) and anodize the case in crazy colors. You can get some lovely shades, gradients, and rainbow patterns with anodized titanium.
     
  6. WLS macrumors 65816

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    The chip is upgraded just not faster. The compass and new display require a new SIP- the S5. There likely are power saving improvements since the battery life is said to be the same. I'm bummed that with the DLC coating you can't tell the SS from the TI without picking it up. At least the Ti should be less allergenic to those people who can't wear SS.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    False. I don’t understand why no one’s doing research on this, it has been upgraded:

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  8. CarlJ macrumors 68030

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    Has anyone been particularly upset about the S4 being slow? It's not an argument I've heard. Faster is always nice, but I don't quite get the complaining I'm hearing today about the S5 not being faster than the S4.
    If both the Ti and SS models are DLC coated, it shouldn't make much difference for allergies, should it? They'd be set off by contact, not proximity, and in either case skin would just be contacting the DLC coating.
     
  9. WLS macrumors 65816

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    True as long as the coating on the back of the watch does not wear down from rubbing on skin.
     
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  11. CarlJ macrumors 68030

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    The burning question, with the extra memory, is, will Safari be snappier?
     
  12. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I did look that up but then everyone kept saying it wasn’t upgraded and I stupidly assumed I was confused. I’m glad it is. I also see the memory maybe too. Makes it a more worthwhile update almost.
     
  13. Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    I think what those people mean is some more concrete upgrade on the spec sheet than going from "S4 with 64-bit dual-core processor" to "S5 with 64-bit dual-core processor".

    https://support.apple.com/kb/SP778?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    I'm sure for people who are stuck on specs over experience that difference is not enough.
     
  14. garethjs macrumors 6502a

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    Can’t decide between either

    Leaning more towards the TT because of cost difference and not to mention the resale of the ceramic is usually pretty bad
     

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  15. garethjs macrumors 6502a

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    As anyone noticed now the titanium models come with an extra strap in the box.

    If u take away the cost of the additional
    strap you have to buy the TT are the same cost as the SS models

    I would rather them not require us to get another strap and we pay less for the TT
     
  16. MareLuce macrumors 6502a

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    Where do you see this? Which flavor is the extra one?
     
  17. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    it’s shown in “what’s in the box” section of the order page. Dark grey sport band for the space black titanium and light grey for the other.
     
  18. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Very cool that they include the extra sport band for the edition models.
     
  19. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Yeah, but I wish you could choose the color for it.
     
  20. CarlJ macrumors 68030

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    It may be an exclusive, with a like-colored pin, or some such - if you chose another color, it wouldn't be the exclusive one any more.
     
  21. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Huh. Good call.

    I wouldn't think that Dark Grey would be an exclusive sport band color, but it doesn't look like it's orderable by itself. Not listed at https://www.apple.com/shop/watch/bands/44mm-sport-band

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  22. lexikon318 macrumors newbie

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    Bummer. .. I want a dark gray sports band ha Hope I can find one that someone doesn’t want on eBay or something.
     
  23. McPhallus macrumors regular

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    I have an Armani Titanium Ceramic watch (they call it "Ceramica"). It was about $400 five years ago. I wish Apple would consider making something similar. It has the durability of ceramic and unique look and lightness of titanium. It actually looks like something pulled from an alien spacecraft.
     

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  24. Kermit262 macrumors 6502

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    Of the three models, I think the Ceramic is the nicest looking. I love that white finish. If money were no object (and it is) I would definitely spring for it. As it stands I'm still very happy with my SS Gold S4.
     
  25. garethjs macrumors 6502a

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    I can’t understand the need to be forced to buy another band with the edition models
    Given that they come with a band in the box already.

    I suppose I’ll end up selling the “band of my choice” and offset the cost of the watch with it
     

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