Will there be a watch 2 this fall?

will there be a watch 2 this fall?

  • Yes

    Votes: 39 92.9%
  • No

    Votes: 3 7.1%

  • Total voters
    42

LiveM

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Oct 30, 2015
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The current watch is useless for anything but telling the time and alarms.

Just wait - some good things are rumoured.
 

Appl3FTW

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Nov 15, 2012
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I have the steel one. It's fine. I just wish it had its own GPS to track down activities
 

Fabienne

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It would be great to have a more accurate fitness set of apps. Nicer gui for the interfaces there as well. Less tethering to the iPhone. I love the weather apps on my phone, the fact that I can make up a timer if I like and when I like, yes it tells time, and mostly I can receive phone calls like Dick Tracy (though most of them are salesmen and garbage calls, once in a blue moon I get a real one from friends). The message app rocks.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I have the steel one. It's fine. I just wish it had its own GPS to track down activities
Agreed, but I totally can understand why they didn't.

I have a Fitbit surge, and that battery is rated for a week usage, however running the GPS, it will drain in hours, not days (7 hours I think). Can you imagine how quickly the Apple watch will drain if it had a GPS.
 

Mac 128

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Apr 16, 2015
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Agreed, but I totally can understand why they didn't.

I have a Fitbit surge, and that battery is rated for a week usage, however running the GPS, it will drain in hours, not days (7 hours I think). Can you imagine how quickly the Apple watch will drain if it had a GPS.
And yet Apple chose to include the ability to take/make phone calls and listen to music.

Both of those activities if used continuously reduce battery life to 3 & 6.5 hours respectively. Continuous monitoring of the heart rate will reduce battery life to 6.5 hours as well. With that in mind it makes absolutely no sense to withhold GPS merely because it might consume too much battery when used.

There's likely another reason, and we will likely see it resolved and introduced in the next gen watch whether battery life is increased or not.
 

IphoneIssues

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Dec 30, 2010
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You and I both know that nobody here has the answer to that. No matter what anybody here says. The choice is yours ;)
 

warmo161

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Mar 10, 2013
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I'm holding out in buying a Apple Watch until after wwdc next month, then I will decide what to do, if a new one comes out then preorder, of not next day I will be buying train tickets to my nearest Apple Store
 

jonnysods

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Sep 20, 2006
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I'm holding out in buying a Apple Watch until after wwdc next month, then I will decide what to do, if a new one comes out then preorder, of not next day I will be buying train tickets to my nearest Apple Store
I'm hoping they announce it but I doubt it. They have to test watchOS 3 like they will with the Mac and iOS betas.
 

Appl3FTW

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Nov 15, 2012
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Original Apple Watch was ordered April 10 of 2015, why is there no 2nd iteration yet?? B
 

Flow39

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Sep 7, 2014
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If they do announce one for the fall, it'll be a very expensive September for me. If I get both the iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Sport v2, it'll be close to $1500!
 
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warmo161

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Mar 10, 2013
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Original Apple Watch was ordered April 10 of 2015, why is there no 2nd iteration yet?? B
Exactly, this is what I'm confused about too! I suppose the main problem is that because this is the first gen, there is no standard set for the next version

But still, I was surprised that there was nothing in April either!
 

vikingjunior

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Aug 17, 2011
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Original Apple Watch was ordered April 10 of 2015, why is there no 2nd iteration yet?? B
I vaguely remember Apple stating the Apple Watch wouldn't get new iteration too frequently like the iPhone and iPads. My guess is April next year which would put it on a 2 year cycle.
 

Steeley

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Sep 10, 2011
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I'm hoping it gets a refresh. Maybe a little thinner, maybe a long shot but it's own GPS would be nice.
 

KPOM

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Oct 23, 2010
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Original Apple Watch was ordered April 10 of 2015, why is there no 2nd iteration yet?? B
Probably because it will be released on the iPhone cadence, and perhaps not every year. A September release is 18 months, which gives Apple time to move to the more efficient 14nm processors (from the 28nm in the current Watch), which should be significantly faster and enable more features to be added.
 
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