What no new faces for watch update

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by usmcchet, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. usmcchet macrumors member

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    Its been almost a year since the watch was released and other than the addition of 2 new underwhelming watch faces todays watch OS update isn't releasing anymore new faces. Apple touts how customizable the watch is but the primary function of the watch, the watch faces themselves, is pretty bland. Come on apple open watch face creation to the masses so we can get some variety.
     
  2. naasrd macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, was hoping for something today too.
     
  3. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    Apple recently went through the hiring process of new watch faces for Watch OS 3.0. Most likely they will announced during WWDC in June alongside iOS 10 and OS X 12.
     
  4. convergent macrumors 68000

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    It is a little stale that they've not added a couple more faces. This is such easy low hanging fruit. They could hire a college coop to pump out a few of these to keep some candy feeding the loyal.
     
  5. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    Tell that to those fools who fork out a fortune for a Rolex etc.......
     
  6. chuyn macrumors 6502

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    Would love to just have an option or two of rectangular faces
     
  7. Karnicopia, Mar 21, 2016
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    Yeah I'm kind of bummed about the lack of digital faces with complications. Honestly the only face I use at this point is the multi color modular. They really need to allow complications on the picture face at least. I also really don't like the round face on a square watch look, I agree with them that a square watch is the way to go with a smart watch but they need to use it. Instead of trying to shoe horn a bunch of round faces on a square watch design some square ones, at least give one option.
     
  8. DaveWil macrumors member

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    Yep, that was the only thing I wanted in the updated Watch OS was new faces. They are determined to not make the watch fun.
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Even if they introduce 100 new watch faces today, I'm still not interested if they don't support complications.

    Apple seems to have mastered the art of not putting all their eggs in one basket. That's how they manage to sell a busload of iPhones every other year with very little changed (in the form of "S" type updates).
     
  10. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

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    Yep can't believe it, i' think with how slow the updates are for the watch we'd get new watch faces every update. I'd hate to think how many people are working on these things... must be a proper 9-5 job with an hour lunch break... slow... slow... slow
     
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    Looks like we will be getting new faces with AW2.
     
  13. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    When did Apple stop listening to their customers? Tim Cook in the keynote spoke of all the great things  is doing and I want to say good on them. I believe he said previously  listens to their customers so why not just include one or two new watch faces? Maybe it's not so easy to do? I can't believe this watch group doesn't have a team of dev eng that work on watch faces. Ok maybe they are saving up all the coolness for Watch v 2 and watch OS 3.
    I'm amazed I've lived day in and day out with my previous watch for 15-20 years not being able to change anything on the face and now I'm whinning about new watch faces.
    I need to reality check myself.
     
  14. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    The same could be said of most of MR's forum members.
     
  15. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps they're figuring out how to make watch faces a purchasable item - like 99 cent ring tones?

    Pay per face and Apple gets a cut.
     
  16. swarlos macrumors 6502

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    I honestly could care less about new watch faces as the whole time I've had my watch which has been since launch I've only used the utility face as I think it looks the cleanest. I have tried the other faces but only for a day or so. Something about the utility I just love.
     
  17. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Same here. I've tried the others, too, but keep coming back to the same two or three faces.

    I mentioned in another thread how I recently tried wearing some of my other watches instead of my AW. The next time I put my AW back on, I looked at the face and though, man, it sure looks nice. Clean, legible, no fake texture crap, and very Apple-like (at least since Jony took over iOS design).

    You and I know that, given the chance, half of the designs users come up with would be horribly ugly, and most of the rest will just be copies of existing watches. I'm comfortable with the AW keeping its own design identity.
     
  18. Cogsworth macrumors 6502

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    No new watch faces...BOOOOO!!!

    I was hoping too. I am happy with the current faces but it would be nice to get some new options. I don't need a thousand faces. Maybe just like ten new ones. Come on Apple!
     
  19. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    That's fair though, because a "regular" watch doesn't have the ability to change the face. With the Apple Watch, we have quite literally endless possibilities in regards to possible faces. We have the ability to change them because it's a very capable little device. So being frustrated that there are not more faces is perfectly acceptable, if you feel that there are not enough.

    It's like complaining that your smart phone doesn't have a certain app, and then dismissing your complaint because "regular" phones don't even have apps. It's perfectly OK to want more from your device. I hope this makes sense.
     
  20. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I think this face from the m360 looks great. The Apple Watch hasn't even scratched the surface of what is possible. I use chrono, simple and digital the most. Would love some more. Don't know why people think there won't be watch faces that look just as nice if not better than apples. Apple is just being lazy.
     

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  21. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    Yea, I heard about that ad where they were asking for somebody to design new watch faces. I didn't like how it sounded though. I don't want 1 or 2 new faces and have everything else stay the same. Why the hell can't they add tons of new colors? Open a watch face store. Do something!
     
  22. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Love the Moto 360 faces as I owned that previously and there were literally thousands of beautiful faces. That being said that device is severely lacking overall versus the functionality of the AW in my opinion. Tough trade off.
     
  23. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. I wouldn't buy a 360. But that watch face or any other could be on an Apple Watch as well. There is no reason for it not to.
     
  24. parseckadet macrumors 6502a

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    This is the most disappointing thing about the AW in my view. I don't care whether Apple opens up the watch faces to community generated content, or a store, or anything like that. I more expected Apple to work with watch designers, graphic artists, and the like to create curated faces that would be released at regular intervals. They've clearly done this with the bands, why can't they do it with faces? I was even really hopeful that the process was starting with the Hermes version. But so far those are the only curated faces we've gotten, and the only message Apple has sent so far is that if you want additional faces you're going to have to shell out for special editions that are only available at select retail stores. Not good enough in my book.

    I find myself in the odd position of not regretting my purchase of the Apple Watch, but at the same time thinking that I would not have done it over again knowing what I know now. As a result I don't recommend it to anyone I know unless they really want to track fitness data and want something that looks better than a plastic fitibt.
     
  25. tonoboon macrumors regular

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    for be a watch . android wear no identical.
    All model look similar design and no watch face separate them out.
     

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