Watch 2.0

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Jorgediaz1361, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Jorgediaz1361 macrumors newbie

    Jorgediaz1361

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    I was contemplating why Apple hasn't released a new watch and I was thinking maybe they're trying to get it back to the original cycle they wanted. As I'm sure you remember the watch had a few delays and that caused Apple to release it later then desired. I wanted to bring this idea to my fellow MacRumors readers to get your thoughts. Also does anyone know when Apple origanum intended for the watch to show its face?
     
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Maybe they just want to make the refresh cycle on this particular product a little longer, there's no rule that says they have to refresh every year. I dont mind having the current model stay fresh for a little longer to be honest..... Also remember there is a $10,000 model, they don't want to piss those folks off
     
  3. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    i imagine the AW will be like the Apple TV, with an update every 2-3 years. without a huge leap in technology, the AW2 won't be much better than the AW1.

    as the poster said above, this is a new product category with a lot of friction and hesitation toward purchase.

    they've already started to pivot, by cutting the price and focusing the marketing collateral of fitness and notifications vs an ecosystem of apps.
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    and it was released about when they said it would be...."early 2015." now depends if you define April as early...but it there was no real public delay.
     
  4. PatrickNSF macrumors 6502

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    I thought the original goal was for it to be released Fall 2014, but they just demoed it then and pushed the release to 2015.
     
  5. Jorgediaz1361 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agreed that could be he case but I'm itching for a new one. Mainly because the current one is just say too slow. I agree the 10,000 customers would be slightly bummed if they released a new one every year. However if they're willin to drop 10 grand on an unproven product then I'm sure they won't mind upgrading it. Also being that those are made of such precious metal if imagine Apple would have some kind of trade in value for those. whatever happens I know I'm ready for a new one now.
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    I don't agree I think the AW2 will be leaps ahead of the AW1. I believe it will be thinner and faster and packed with even more sensors. Maybe even two different styles. That's unlikely but I can hope.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, when introducing a new product category Apple always demos it first then releases it a few months later. They did this with the original iPhone and iPad.

    I believe you're referring to the following http://www.macrumors.com/2014/08/19/apples-iwatch-may-not-launch-until-2015/ However, that's merely an educated guess and not publicly confirmed by Apple.
     
  7. Creek0512 macrumors 6502

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    I think most of the people who spent $10k+ on an Apple Watch will be more than happy to pay that much again for a new one if they like it. A few who bought them probably couldn't really afford it, but for the super affluent target market, $10k is nothing.
     
  8. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    And this is where I stopped reading.
     
  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Maybe you mean Apple Watch 2
    (2.0 is more like a software version rather than hardware) - you can be sure it won't be called "Apple Watch 2.0"
     

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