Would u buy an Apple Watch C aka plastic?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Appl3FTW, Apr 17, 2015.

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Would you buy a plastic Apple Watch C?

  1. Yes

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    15.9%
  2. No

    127 vote(s)
    84.1%
  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    What if one of the rumored new casings is the unapologetically plastic case with cheaper price and comes in different colors. Would u buy it? I don't think its a bad idea. Matter of fact I think it's a great idea, colorful for fashion and you can mix and match colored bands...

    $249 38mm and $299 42mm would be a good price point.

    Would you buy it?
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    No. And if Apple try's to release a "fashion" device that's plastic, Ive better be apologetic.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    We already have the Apple Watch C (as in colorful). It's called Apple Watch Sport (available in white, pink, green, blue).
     
  4. applegeek97 macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you- end of thread.
     
  5. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Did u not see what swatches were?
     
  6. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    No... What's that?
     
  7. simsdaniel macrumors regular

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    Considering I went with the stainless steal Apple Watch because the aluminum wasn't enough for me, there is no way in hell I would even wear a plastic Apple Watch, let alone buy one.
     
  8. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm not talking about the bands since the bands are interchangeable to any models. I'm talking about a more affordable plastic version case. I liked the quality of the 5c I dont think its a bad idea... Apple should do it.

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    I hear u brah I bought SS too for the same reason. But I think it's a good affordable alternative and it would target teens and younger audiences. Think how the young generations love bright colored nikes etc.
     
  9. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I see... Yeah I'm gonna have to stick with my original post on this one.
     
  10. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    This has apple written all over it... Man I miss those days when swatches were the shi.
     
  11. GrumpyMom, Apr 17, 2015
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    Yes and my husband and I both owned Swatches. We got them in 1988. I have two of them, actually. Because of my interest in Apple Watch, my interest in all of my watches was revived so I've been looking through my collection of watches that span 43 of my 48 years. My beautiful stainless steel Mickey Mouse watch with black faux leather band still runs and still looks beautiful. I got it in 1972 for my 5th birthday. It was very inexpensive but due to the materials it has stood the test of time, pardon the expression.

    But those Swatches...they are disintegrating into dust! :mad: My husband had dug his out a couple of months ago and said his band snapped into pieces. Mine hasn't broken but when I flexed the band fine dust billowed out from it. I tapped the case and it was very brittle and also crumbling into a powder that's nasty to breathe.

    I do have a much older no-name all plastic acrylic body watch that seems to be just fine, though.

    I don't know I just don't trust plastic for the long haul and I don't like the feel of plastic watches against my skin.
     
  12. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    The swatches are of a different material as compared to a 5c kind of material if apple would release one. The 5c plastic is extremely high quality and classy IMO.
     
  13. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I wonder if G-shock like apple watch would sell well?
     
  14. Techchic, Apr 17, 2015
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    All that technology in a PLASTIC case? WHY?

    I don't want to sound like a snob, but if someone can't afford the CURRENT entry level, the Sport, then maybe they should just save up for a few months or a year until they can

    I did that when my income was very limited. I would put a label on a can and drop my spare $ in there until I had enough to buy said item.

    Why should Apple cheapen the Watch when it already is offering 3 very different entry points?

    And do you you expect them to offer Apple Care + for a PLASTIC watch? Spare me please.
     
  15. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    don't try too hard not to be a snob...

    all im saying is for people who want a more affordable option.. obviously some people can afford em and sport is the cheapest out of the current offering. I wanted the stainless steel myself. but for others, they can get the cheaper plastic version.
     
  16. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    I said yes, but, it's not for me. I'd consider it for my daughter. I think the digital touch stuff would be a lot more fun if all your loved ones had access to it, but, the watch is too pricey at the moment to outfit everyone at home with one. Plus, there is the whole issue of losing things more easily at a younger age.
     
  17. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    Not in any shape or form

    The last watch I owned was a flash waterproof ana-digi job, several decades ago. It kept the water in, not out. Haven't bothered with a watch since, and seem to manage to be on time more than most…..

    No smart phone or mobile computing gadget either. And my $20 Nokia usually stays at home. It is good to be off line the moment I put my Mac Mini to sleep.
     
  18. rjlawrencejr macrumors 6502

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    Hey if there had been a polycarbonate version for $50 or $100 less than aluminum you bet I would have been all over it.
     
  19. Rm.237 macrumors 6502

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    But the 5c is not made of plastic. The only reason that iPhone looks high quality and classy is because both it and the Apple Wstch C are and would be made of polycarbonate.

    :D
     
  20. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Most posters here are going to tell you no. Many people outside of this forum may tell you yes.

    Like the iPhone, there are specific market drivers that may or may not make a plastic watch a good idea. They need to establish it as a premium product before considering a move into the lower end of the market. Much of it will have to do with costs and maturity of the tech. We're probably at least 3-4 years out before this can be truly considered.
     
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    I can get behind this idea. The iPhone 5C fit and finish was perfectly fine although I'd probably stick to Sport+.
     
  23. Hustler macrumors 6502

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    I would not, no. But I think in general it would sell well if it carried a significant price savings.
    I'll be going with the sport myself.
     
  24. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Oh I hope so.

    It's terrible to have treasured mementos of your past crumble into dust like that, but that's been my repeated disappointment when trying to either appreciate or pass along anything made of plastic to the next generation. Sometimes the plasticizers ooze out and you find a sludgy mess. Or they dissipate into the air and what's left is a crumble brittle mess.

    Honestly if I were hoping for Apple to release a fun colorful line like you're talking about I would prefer they stick to aluminum but do the IPod colors for them. You'd get better quality and you'd have color. Unfortunately that doesn't help bring the cost down. So I won't rule out your wish for plastic. It's just not my personal preference, after my own experiences with plastic anything.
     
  25. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Unapologetically apologetic? :D
     

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