When will they release watch 5?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TheMacApple, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. TheMacApple macrumors regular

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    just curious because I love the 4 but wished I got LTE and not sure I want to wait.
    Also a LTE question, kid at Best Buy says I can keep my phone number same as my phone. Is that true? Really don’t want 2 phone numbers
     
  2. JWGold macrumors newbie

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    You will only have one number, which is your iPhone’s number. Through number sync, your watch and phone will only share one number. When a call comes in, you decide which device to answer.

    Don’t know when the 5 will come out.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    If Apple continues with these fall upgrades, then you can expect September 2019. But personally, I don’t think the watch needs an update every year, maybe more like the iPad, in 18 months cycles.
     
  4. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    It wouldn’t be a bad idea to do that with iPhones either.
     
  5. ausbill32 macrumors newbie

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    I have T-Mobile and they actually assigned a different number to my watch in their background systems and then messages/calls are forwarded to my watch and vice versa. I cannot actually call the watch number though, it's all done in the back end.
     
  6. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502

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    Same here, through Verizon. I would expect the Apple Watch Series 5 to be released late September, but I do agree with some of the above comments on waiting to launch new tech until their's something really worthy to add. granted, the Series 4 was big for me (literally lol), but the new iPhone lineup didn't seem to add much besides the Plus size being upgraded to the X platform.
     
  7. nepatriot macrumors newbie

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    Here's the inside scoop ... don't tell anyone: 100% positive the 5 will come out before the 6. You can take that to the bank ;).

    As I understand this, the AW is an essentially an extension of your iphone, so it's the same number. Even on cellular, it's not a separate line (i.e. with its own phone number). Thats why it won't work unless you have an iphone, regardless of cellular or GPS version of the AW.
     
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    I think after this year Apple won’t be getting another dollar from me for a while at least. I love my Series 4 and my XS Max. If they release the 5 I won’t be picking it up
     
  10. TheMacApple thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I don’t need LTE then. They told me I could leave my phone at home and use the watch paired with AirPod and talk away. If one can’t use it without the iPhone, seems pointless
     
  11. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can use it the way as you intended, leaving the phone at home and take calls from your watch when needed with or without headphones.
     
  12. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    Not without LTE. You need LTE in order to leave your phone at home.
     
  13. lclev macrumors regular

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    Um... you can use the watch without the iPhone if you have a cellular plan for it. I left my phone at home. I had a call and answered it when I was miles away from its paired iPhone. I do have cellular (LTE). The way it works is when a call comes into your number it also sends it to your watch which has its own phone number that is linked to your cell number. You can't call the number assigned to your watch but it will receive calls made to your cellular number.

    Lisa
     
  14. yui4 macrumors 6502a

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    Thinking the series 5 will be of the same design as the 4, so I’ll be sticking with it for another year



    Probably!
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The Series 5 won’t change physically, as it doesn’t have a reason too. Apple will likely continue to focus on watchOS improvements, Healh updates, etc. They might however, add another casing color or option to the line up, which would make sense to gain attraction if a Series 5 watch launches in Fall 2019.
     
  16. TheMacApple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thankyou, someone earlier said it would not work.
     
  17. DeNachtwacht macrumors member

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    The Apple Watch Series 5 should/could add:
    -blood glucose measurement
    -blood pressure measurement
    -skin/body temperature measurement

    But all of these three options are really tough to achieve and untill now, no rumors of an S5 have kraker. Normally, new rumors are spreiding around december. So I guess we’re not getting a S5 in 2019, only watchOS 6
     
  18. the future macrumors 65816

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    Series 4 was a big step forward. If there will be a new Watch in 2019, I bet it will be a rather small step. You cannot expect such dramatic improvements every year.
     
  19. Relentless Power, Jan 12, 2019
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    All three of those Apple Watch features are not a reality for the Series 5, I think especially glucose monitoring is still in research, that could be years out. Are those features coming that you mentioned? I absolutely do believe that, but I would think at least a few generation Apple Watches out.
     
  20. DeNachtwacht macrumors member

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    that is exactly why I said i don’t expect a new Apple Watch this year.
     

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