When to buy a ceramic?
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: When to buy a ceramic?

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    HAQ and AW moderator
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7,313

    When to buy a ceramic?

    I have a Series 3. Was not going to upgrade this year, but wonder when is a good time to go for the ceramic version? When 5G model is out?

  2. #2
    Member BarracksSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    17,213

    Re: When to buy a ceramic?

    Sure. That's when I'd go for it.

    Even if you buy a Series 3 today, it'll run the latest watchOS for at least another three years (if the first-gen's watchOS support is a good barometer), and it should keep working with future iOS versions for a few years after that. The battery will start to wear out before its software stops being functional.

    Can you wait another four months? I mean, you've waited this long...

  3. #3
    HAQ and AW moderator
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7,313

    Re: When to buy a ceramic?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    Sure. That's when I'd go for it.

    Even if you buy a Series 3 today, it'll run the latest watchOS for at least another three years (if the first-gen's watchOS support is a good barometer), and it should keep working with future iOS versions for a few years after that. The battery will start to wear out before its software stops being functional.

    Can you wait another four months? I mean, you've waited this long...
    I am missing something. Series 4 is unlikely to support 5G, I thought 2019.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member BarracksSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    17,213

    Re: When to buy a ceramic?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronalddheld View Post
    I am missing something. Series 4 is unlikely to support 5G, I thought 2019.
    I'm talking about software and OS support. 3G/4G/5G/whatever doesn't matter to me at all since, as a user, they're all the same -- just cellular radio stuff.

  6. #5
    HAQ and AW moderator
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7,313

    Re: When to buy a ceramic?

    Hardware wise no 5G iPhones until 2019, if the rumors are correct. Probably later of AWs.
    You are recommending getting the ceramic this year?

  7. #6
    Member BarracksSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    17,213

    Re: When to buy a ceramic?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronalddheld View Post
    Hardware wise no 5G iPhones until 2019, if the rumors are correct. Probably later of AWs.
    You are recommending getting the ceramic this year?
    Sure. If you like it, buy it.

    This is the same recommendation I always make for tech stuff: If you keep waiting for the latest and greatest, you'll never buy anything.

    However, I'd also suggest waiting through at least one or two revisions before upgrading. Whatever you have now will keep working fine for another few years, and waiting to upgrade will give you a bigger jump in features.
    ronalddheld likes this.

  8. #7
    HAQ and AW moderator
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7,313

    Re: When to buy a ceramic?

    Likely upgrade the IPhone and not the AW this year.

  9. #8
    Member BarracksSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    17,213

    Re: When to buy a ceramic?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronalddheld View Post
    Likely upgrade the IPhone and not the AW this year.
    Pretty much. Itís hard for me to justify laying out the cash for every incremental nudge in specifications when what Iíve got still runs pretty good.

    My iPad 2, for example, is finally on its last legs ó but since itís seven years old now, thatís kind of expected (mainly, its Home button started wearing out this week).

  10. #9
    HAQ and AW moderator
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    7,313

    Re: When to buy a ceramic?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    Pretty much. It’s hard for me to justify laying out the cash for every incremental nudge in specifications when what I’ve got still runs pretty good.

    My iPad 2, for example, is finally on its last legs — but since it’s seven years old now, that’s kind of expected (mainly, its Home button started wearing out this week).
    I hear you. Intrigued by a 6.5" iPhone.

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    188

    Re: When to buy a ceramic?

    Buy when they begin offering them without that hideous red dot on the crown 🤮

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
    BarracksSi likes this.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Replies: 69
      Last Post: May 10th, 2008, 18:12
    2. When You Buy a Used Omega Watch...
      By ikovalchuk17 in forum Omega
      Replies: 11
      Last Post: March 26th, 2008, 20:45
    3. Replies: 1
      Last Post: March 13th, 2008, 08:48
    4. Replies: 0
      Last Post: August 30th, 2007, 16:27
    5. What do I ask when I buy a vintage watch ?
      By Marc-B1 in forum Omega
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: January 17th, 2007, 06:26

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts