New Apple Watch 4 for 2018 Rumors and Facts

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  1. Scott Greczkowski

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    Yup. :D

    Getting old sucks. :D
     
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    It makes it possible for me to consider one.

    Maybe.


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    Yes, is pretty easy with the right tools and knowledge of electric connections. I did a 42mm SS watch last year. Currently working on my wife's original 38mm and unfortunately the $12 replacement battery connector doesn't snap on so I have another replacement on the way. The trick is removing the screen. I bought a special tool called iopener from ifixit.com and that makes it very easy. For me the hardest part is holding the watch still while putting the connections in place. The stuff is very tiny.
     
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    I am considering it for my watch 3 SS. Apple will give me $250 for just the watch but another company offers $270. The fine print is that the other company also wants the charger and the mag cable which I have and can do. That's something that still has value so I would probably prefer Apple but I'm not sure as I've not tried either. The other companies try to sell them as used for a 30% markup which is why they want all the original package and accessories. Apple claims they strip them down and recycle the contents in their program of wanting to be a company that recycles manufacturers from all recycled raw materials and builds with renewable energy.

    So far I have been giving my older stuff to family but this time I've run out of family so I'm thinking of selling my iphone and watch 3 back to Apple for the money.

    The way Apple works is you apply on line and they send you a box and shipping label and when they receive your stuff they send you payment assuming it meets your claim.
     
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    Apple will give me $230 for mine.
    I have sold other Apple products using various websites. I think I will go the easy route while I’m checking out just to the trade in with Apple. I believe you can either apply to your purchase (once approved) or to an Apple gift card.
     
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    I processed the watches through but at 3:02 AM there were no watch4's available at my local store for pickup and the home delivery was October 19. I checked other stores and was able to schedule a pickup in Orlando for the 21st. next Friday. I decided to go ahead and order in the shipping container for recycle of my 3 for $250. It's a 2 hour drive to the store in Orlando.
     
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    Side note: Apple offered $100 for my 128 6+. My MiL will get it or I’ll keep it as a spare.


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    Ordered 44mm SG Sport GPS.
    I could have picked it up at Apple Store but decided to have it delivered to work. Delivers October 12-19. I got $230 for AW3 towards my purchase.
     
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    Did you have the AW3 gps or cellular?
    I’m thinking the reason they gave me $230 is because mine is probably refurbished. Mine stopped working about 6 weeks ago then they sent me another.
    I have heard anything breaks Apple will send out a refurb.

    Never mind. I see you had the SS.
     
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    I ended up not ordering anything. Trade-ins not all that great on the iPhones IMO. Offered $275 for my 7+ 128Gb and $175 for my AW3 Aluminum wifi. And no deal of concern from Verizon.
     
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    I've decided to wait until the watches come out, and probably sell my AW3 outright to recoup the cost.
     
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    It was cellular and SS Black. I think you got a better deal at $230. I was going to keep it but figured two years later it would just sit in my drawer. I still have my wife's watch 0 38mm and just playing with it now to try and put a new battery in it. If successful I will give it away to another relative.

    Apple should hire people from Amazon to teach them how to deliver. It really seems silly, that I have an Apple store 6 miles from me and they would not allow me to pick up the stuff there, any of it. I have to drive to Orlando 115 miles to pick it up or wait until October 21 for home delivery. The two watches are scheduled to be picked up on Sep21 at noon in Orlando and the iphone X Max is to be delivered at the house same day.
     
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    An interesting article that Wired had doubtless been saving up until the Apple Watch 4 had been introduced:

    The New ECG Apple Watch Could Do More Harm Than Good

    Essentially it says that unless you are at very high risk or have AFib, the monitoring capability may do more harm than good. It has medical journal references to back it.
     
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    Not so convincing it’s a bad idea.

    I’ll still mull it over. Probably, I’ll mull it over for a couple of years. ;)


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    I am going to need the fall sensor. I fell last year and broke a few ribs .Tuesday I fell on my deck and broke 3 ribs and bruised my kidney. My phone was inside I am glad my dogs watched me go down and started to bark . Its going to need a automatic defibrillator the way I am going.


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    Ouch. I hope you are alright.
     
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    Tried to pre-order the AW4 GPS, space gray from Apple. Deliver estimate, mid-October. Went to Best Buy. Ordered and will be delivered next Friday.
     
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    I can't even imagine using the ECG on the Watch. :)
     
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    I’m a cat person. But you sure make a good case for having dogs.


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