New Apple Watch

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  1. Ted Todorov

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    i'm yet to see any mention of 38 vs. 42mm battery life. Also individual carrier charges for the LTE version - (the one we care about is T-Mobile)
     
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    Only thing I saw was that they expect it to last the same 18 hours that the current one lasts. Although, I normally get about 24 hours. I imagine if you are streaming music and the other things they where showing like taking phone calls I would guess battery life would be shorter. I think you will have to wait until they are in the wild and some reviews come back.
     
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    Same as the previous model for battery. Monthly carrier charge is $10/month
     
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    I bought the new black band to go with my old Stainless. Will see if it is more comfortable than the milanese. Love the milan's look but it digs too far into my wrist fat.
     
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    I honestly don't know what it was for any of the previous models - my only one has been the original 38" Apple Watch, and by this year (latest watchOS) the battery life was too short.

    Interesting news from Gruber/iMore: the cellular Watch has 16GB of data vs 8GB for the non-cellular. Also you don't need to activate (and pay for) the cell service if you buy the cellular version
     
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    The cell model supports Apple Music streaming and the wi-fi version does not - that's why they had to give it the 16GB.

    And certainly any cellular device can be used without cell service if you don't want it, but to be clear you most definitely need to pay for cell service if you plan on using it that way. Plans are $10/month.
     
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    Bought my 42mm stainless steel watch, space grey with a $50 loop band this morning.

    Preorder went VERY smoothly. Did it on my phone while at work. This is the first time the online store opened within 3 minutes after 3am EST
     
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    Did you order on the Apple Store app? I used it for the first time and it could not have taken 15 seconds. I was very impressed.
     
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    Yup! Sssssh. That's the secret. :)
     
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    Thanks Ron. I thought that review on the WSJ seemed like the reviewer was having unrealistic expectations or bad luck or something else.
     
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    New band is MUCH more comfortable than the Milanese.
     
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    Bought the same nylon band. Just not trying it on till I get my watch tomorrow. Glad to hear, however that it is comfortable
     
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    I have zero fashion sense but I think it is very stylish as well as comfortable.
     
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    I am also eyeing the same band in orange to purchase next month. Apple proudly displays that very band in their Apple Watch Series 3 information page
     
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    Fortunately for the bank account, the Wife is still happy with her OG Watch.

    I still look longingly from the outside. :)
     
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    I'm not seeing a compelling reason to replace my Series 2 running WatchOS 4 with the Series 3. Honestly, I have my phone with me 99.9% of the time anyway, so the LTE capability seems to be of limited value in my case. I'll wait until Apple does two things before I buy a new watch: significantly improve battery life and include a wider range of biometric functions. Until then the Series 2 does everything I need.
     

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