Wait a year, Apple always makes a better 2nd Gen product

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by marine0816, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. marine0816 macrumors 6502a

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    The jump from ipad to ipad 2 should say it all. Apple uses first adopters as lab rats, and floods the market with a much superior second gen product.. I refuse to pay $500 for a product that won't be supported within the year.
     
  2. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Don't expect too many drastic changes. It's a very small device, and one of the limiting factors is battery life. Unless there's some breakthrough in that area so they can make significantly smaller batteries, it won't get that much flatter. Or, as they often do with the iPhone, they'll add a better battery but also more sensors/functionality.

    And if anything, this will be supported for a very long time. BT LE and NFC aren't going anywhere, and a lot is riding on the software, which will probably be updated for at least 2-3 years.
     
  3. Roller macrumors 68020

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    Devices usually get better over time. But I don't know what you mean by "not supported." iOS 8 is supported back to the 4s.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It'll be supported in a year, but won't have the additional hardware, etc.

    You can always sell if you want the latest and greatest like everyone else does with the iPhone, etc. and a year-old Apple anything retains much of the value.
     
  5. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Or simply buy the gold one, melt it down, and sell that :)
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You'll get more and have an easier selling an intact year-old Edition version.
     
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  8. Måns.S macrumors newbie

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    The first gen iPad was shipped with iOS 4 and does´t support a greater version than iOS 5, but the 2nd gen will be able to upgrade to iOS 8...
     
  9. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    The first iPod touch was missing an external speaker. No camera on the first iPad.
     
  10. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    Do you mean internal speaker?
     
  11. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    No, you can hook up headphones. There is no speaker on the outside so you can't listen to anything without an accessory.
     
  12. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My point exactly...
     
  13. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Haha, saying Edition version shows how silly that name is.
     
  14. Julien macrumors G4

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    That's an internal speaker and on the inside. Outside is beyond the case and called external. Headphones, BT and accessory speakers are external (outside).
     
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    Okay, you win, though I wasn't really writing a technical document here. It is often called an external speaker just to avoid confusion. But if anyone thought that the 2nd gen came with a pair of Wilson WATT/Puppy speakers, I apologize.

    The main point was that gen 1 is often missing very basic features.
     
  16. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That definitely is the point, and I really wanted to buy this watch . I will definitely wait for 2nd Gen. Just like how I skipped on the original ipad that has no ios 8 support and I waited for the ipad 2 that has iOS 8 support, Smart shopping .Remember there is nothing the watch can do that your phone can't.
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    So you actually said to yourself in 2011, "Methinks I'll skip the iPad because Apple won't support it in 2014 for iOS 8"?
     
  18. marine0816 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    IOS 6,7 and 8 not supposed, ipad 2 is.
     
  19. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Shhhh apple needs those lab Rats to make my Apple watch 2 even better!

    Everybody should buy the Apple watch
     
  20. yinz macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. The circular 'home screen' is obviously a setup for a future circular watch face. I can't wait.

    It's a shame it only works with an iPhone though. That seems a bit limiting...
     
  21. burgman macrumors 68000

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    God how many posters in how many threads continue to call Apple customers stupid, sheep, etc ? Of course, in their mind, it makes them feel uber cool and smart to wait. Is a new car more advanced from previous years? How far back can you run Kit Kat? Which Android phones can't run it because of hardware?
    Gee maybe the third generation will be better, so don't buy at all. Truth is you won't buy it anyway and are just making excuses as to why.
     
  22. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

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    Yep as much as I want one I think I'll wait. Being a "fashion" item I'm sure they will update more frequently, and I know they can improve on the look :)
     
  23. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Quite the reason I'm likely holding off. I really like the concept, but the differences between the first and second iPhone (3G) and first and second iPad (camera, magnetic display shutoff, still supported for updates) are enough to keep me on the fence. I want it mainly as a fitness device, and maybe the second one will lightly shock you when you don't move. Well, heavily shock you. Then shame you.
     
  24. FatMax macrumors 6502

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    Just my opinion ofcourse, but I really don't get the complaining here.

    Apple has never shipped a first generation product with this much openness and features before..
     
  25. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    In fact some like Ben Thompson are complaining that it does too much and it shouldn't have an App Store. Of course he also thinks the iPad shouldn't have notification center Siri or multitasking.
     

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