Why Series 3 Watch Boxes changed?

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  1. gigaguy, Oct 15, 2017
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    I was confused seeing both box shapes for the alum Series 3, and now I'm guessing that if it has a sport loop band it comes in the previously only SS version square box? or is it because it has LTE it gets the square box?
    Doesn't make sense, as all the unattached bands can be laid flat for the long boxes. I'm getting a 42 Nike 3 LTE so it will have a never offered before square black Nike box?
    I searched and saw no thread on the changed boxing for the Series 3.

    Duh, I got it... the loops can not be laid flat when attached,,,duh. I guess alums were never sold with loops before now?!
     
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    The loop doesn’t lay flat. That’s why it’s needs the square box so the watch can lay on its side.
     
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    And orig SS and SS 2 were in the square box even if no loop band..
     
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    The SS was always in the square box because that’s “Apple Edition”. It was different packaging to distinguish.
     
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    I have a S3 SS with sport band and it shipped in the square box, similar to the original but without the wasteful interior plastic box.
     
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    I know, that's why I was confused that the cheaper alum watch and the cheapest sport loop band would come in the 'premium' square box. Now it does Not distinguish from the more expensive SS, that's a def change.
     
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    I think it’s a question of more sensible and environmentally sensitive packaging. That would be my guess.
     
  8. gigaguy, Oct 15, 2017
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    Environmentally the current boxes are all the same now. It was a cost factor for Apple too. All the Series 0 watches, alum and SS, came with high quality white plastic cases.
     
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    The “environment”, the excuse to be cheaper. They should reduce the cost then as well.
     
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    They did reduce the cost. A 42mm S0 was $399. A 42mm S3 GPS is $359.
     
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    The alum Series 1 was really cheapened. No plastic case, no wall plug, half length charger cable, same price as Series 0.
     
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    No it wasn’t. It was $100 less. S2 was same price as S0.

    S0 was $369/$399
    S1 was $269/$299
    S2 was $369/$399

    These were release prices.
     
  13. gigaguy, Oct 15, 2017
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    Wow, I didn't remember prices. I'd say the 3 LTE may be the best deal yet. Glad I ordered the LTE Nike with the black/platinum loop, - an exclusive band and a new square black Nike box.
     
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    Ok, good.
     
  15. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    If they really wanted to be environmentally friendly, here's an idea: Sell the watch without a band and package it in those iPod shuffle style packagings. At the store, hold back enough bands to sell to customers who buy a watch face. At the same time, offer the option to buy watch face only for those of us who already own a ton of bands.
     

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