Waiting for Apple Watch 2

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by hawkizrok, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. hawkizrok macrumors newbie

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    In the past I've waited for the 2nd generation (iphone, apple tv and ipad) devices. Seems like Apple makes a big leap from Gen 1 to Gen 2. I'm curious if anyone else is waiting for the 2nd gen Apple Watch.

    Beyond battery life improvement (that is a big deal) are there other rumored or desired enhancements?
     
  2. eoblaed macrumors 68000

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    Yup. Waiting excitedly for the 2nd gen.

    And I'll be enjoying my 1st gen while waiting. :cool:
     
  3. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    this for me too :D
     
  4. arminta7 macrumors regular

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    Same! haha:D
     
  5. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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  6. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    Buy 1st gen, enjoy it for a year, sell it for half price, buy 2nd gen, repeat.
     
  7. hawkizrok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm strongly considering breaking my rule of not buying the first gen.
     
  8. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    Rules & :apple: screens are meant to be broken ;)
     
  9. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I posted a thread on the Alternatives to Apple forum about Samsung teasing a round watch in an announcement today.

    http://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-teases-upcoming-round-gear-smartwatch/#ftag=YHF65cbda0

    That would mean all the other tech companies (LG, Moto, Huawei, Samsung) except Apple and Pebble will have converted to round designs. I wonder if Apple will ever make the leap, or if they are content to be different by sticking with a rectangular design?
     
  10. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    it'll ultimately be other companies copying apple in the long run, especially Samsung. Others gotta have a different design right now otherwise it'll be mistaken for an AW :p
     
  11. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    Exciting, now I can have my mediocrity in circle shape too!
     
  12. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    I broke my rule and I'm pretty happy about it after trying it on. :D
     
  13. hawkizrok thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just put in my order.

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    Steve Jobs was a big fan (obviously) of the rounded square. That's how the iphone, app icons, and ipad have all been produced. I doubt they go to a circular design.
     
  14. antdub22 macrumors member

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    Why do people always say there waiting on the next gen ? Of course it's going to be better . Guess what else that 3rd gen should be better than the 2nd and so on and so on

    I'll be enjoying this watch and when 2 comes out I'll get that as well
     
  15. iregret macrumors 6502a

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    This'll be my first, first generation Apple device. About the iPad 2, and the iPhone 3G. I don't know if waiting till the second generation model is as important as it used to be.
     
  16. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    The rectangular style is much more usable in my opinion.

    Samsung already has a rectangular watch.

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    Mine arrives tomorrow.

    Not to mention the iMac face, the Mac mini, Airport/Time Capsule etc. there's tons of rounded rectangles throughout Apple products.
     
  17. EW800 macrumors 6502

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    I am definitely waiting for the second generation. I suspect that a lot will be learned from the first generation and there will be fairly significant improvements next round!
     
  18. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    People will probably get 2nd gen Sports with blue bands before people who ordered the 1st gen 38mm space grey sport.
     
  19. Honey Badger macrumors 6502a

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    I can understand holding off for the next generation of iphones, computers, iPad, etc. but the 1st gen watch is not the device to hold off on...it is a fun iPhone complimentary device to enjoy right now. The newness of first gen Apple product lines are a great experience even though there is room for improvement. All the first gen products I have owned were great experiences (yep, even the 1st gen iPhone with its completely crappy reception and lack of apps was fun to own)....then in future iterations I skip generations; but the 1st gen, flaws and all, is worth the fun. And also, there is a rumor going around that it may be a long time before they update to avoid alienating the Edition owners. I also heard an update may include just replacing the sensors on the bottom of the watch with a new sensor plate.

    I mean seriously, are you just going to sit around for 2 years or so and watch other people play with their Apple Watch? lol

    Just my opinion but hope you get one.

    Edit: Oh good, just read your post where you put in your order, awesome! Have fun!
     
  20. EW800 macrumors 6502

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    That has crossed my mind more than once! :)
     
  21. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

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    The biggest improvements I see the watch needing right now all relate to software/interface elements, which of course don't require new hardware to address. I don't know what great advancements people are expecting to come in just 12 months for a device whose battery is limited to the size of a couple almonds, but I think they're going to be sorely disappointed they bothered to wait.
     
  22. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    I had a first gen iPhone and iPad. The upgrade to the 3G was obvious and desperately needed, but at no point did I regret owning my g1 iPhone (in fact I wish I hadn't sold it). The iPad was good enough to last me until the first retina iPad, and was another purchase I absolutely did not regret.

    While I'm sure that the gen 2 watch will have some features I want, unless it has week long battery life with an always on screen, I'll probably wait to gen 3 or 4 before upgrading. And in the meantime I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this watch, and I think I won't be selling this one.
     
  23. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    Exactly, no one is aware of any other smart watches ;)
    except maybe the pebbles for its fun name :p
     
  24. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    No one knows for sure but one person familiar with Apple is predicting version 2 to be out in 2017. You prepared to wait that long????
     
  25. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    lol Sony is already on their third generation(square) and no one mentions them at all.
     

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