Apple unveils Watch Series 3 with LTE connectivity

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  • Dimitri

    Rolex costs $10,000 per watch the lowest. Highest i have seen is $50,000. Apple watch starts at $499. That’s the difference. Also here in Canada banks like TD and RBC often offer Apple watches for free when u open a certain type of account. That helps Apple as well get more sales too.

    Rolex is worn by the ones who can afford a Rolex watch. Apple is worn for the ones that can afford a Apple watch which again starts at $499 or u can get it free from some companies. Just my thought on that.

    It looks good either way. The red crown looks nice to be honest.

    • Andrew Holt

      My Casio cost me $19.99, and tells me what time it is. Far better option than anything the bitten-fruit company offers.

    • Dimitri

      I remember my old Casio watches. I have a Gear S2 ( got it free from my old Samsung rep when I worked at Best Buy) and use that sometimes. When I go out for dinner or even events, I use my Armani watch which I got a while back.

    • It’s Me

      I remember my old Casio too. So cool. But then grade 5 passed I stopped wearing it.
      😉

    • Dimitri

      I see some still wearing them and they are actually Younge teenagers. Not everyone will buy a smartwatch or a high end traditional watch.

    • It’s Me

      Really? I can’t recall the last time I saw someone wearing one that hadn’t just learned to tell time within a couple years, or in their 70s, to be honest.

    • Captain Pokemon

      But your Casio doesn’t have LTE option. LOL 😛 Just messing with you!

    • It’s Me

      But your Casio didn’t take over your life the way Apple has. I’m not sure anyone comments more about Apple than you, so they obviously have done a better job than Casio in making you think about them constantly. Perhaps better than Google and Samsung too.

      Must be kind of challenging to be so obsessed with something you dislike. That would drive anyone nuts.

    • jroc

      Cheapest Rolex is $6,500. Most expensive is about $82,000.

    • Dimitri

      Then there you have it. So how can Apple Which sells a smartwatch for $499 compare that to a traditional watch which starts at $6,500? They didn’t think about this before they made that remark.

      Traditional watches vs smartwatches are different. They should have compared it to Samsung, LG, Fitbit and such not Rolex and carter.

    • John Lofwire

      Agreed 🙂
      The value of real watch dont go down with time and often go up.
      its made of real value material not aluminium lol. ( in most cases )

    • John Lofwire

      Cheapest rolex cost like 3000 to 4000 to make because of material.

      cheapest Apple watch cost what 100$ to make?

      So with a much higher margin you gain more revenue its simple math.

    • jroc

      First off, you have no idea what you’re talking about. The cheapest Rolex does not cost 3,000-4,000 to make, it’s far less than that.

      Second, margin has nothing to do with increased revenue, revenue is a function of sales volume and price. Higher margins could potentially lead to higher profit, but once again, it depends on the price and volume. Your margins could be 50% on a $10 item and you’d have to sell 100 of them to make as much as you would on a $10,000 item with 5% margins.

      Third, why are you responding to me?

    • John Lofwire

      Apple margin are always exaggerated.

      the 6500$ rolex do cost 3000-4000$ to make ( material and craftsmanship and R&D )

      If its fine to include all those cost to apple device its also fine to do it for others.

      Finally Lamborgini make less revenue than mazda right? its dont change the fact they are way superior and a real luxury brand.

      We are in a country where we have something called free speech so if you are unhappy that i exercise that right well too bad for you.

    • jroc

      What are you even talking about? You’re so far off on whatever tangent you’re on it’s insane. Go take your meds you weirdo.

      By the way, you can’t exaggerate a margin. Apple is a publicly traded company with independently audited financial statements. Their margins are right there for anyone to see.

    • John Lofwire

      Ok so you have no arguments nothing to bring to the conversation and then you use lil childish insult?

      Yep one more apple lover blocked 🙂

    • jroc

      Are you gonna take those meds?

    • Mr Dog

      ‘So with a much higher margin you gain more revenue its simple math.’

      Profit margins for both are likely very similar at 30%

  • zero

    no rogers

  • Andrew Holt

    And here is another way for Robellus to charge you and extra $20/month for needing yet another line.

  • FlamesFan89

    And it still looks like a Vtech Kidizoom.

  • Marshall Davidson

    No mention in here about battery life but I suspect you’ll be needing a good charge after a few phone calls that are no longer than 2 minutes each in length.
    This is seriously just a gimmick and the designs need some serious reworking. I’ll pass.

    • Riley Freeman

      he sais 18 hours in the live event of mixed usage

    • John Lofwire

      Wont hold out 18 hours if you use it to call instead of a smartphone sorry but wont happen.

    • Riley Freeman

      didnt say it will, i used their words verbatim “18 hours of MIXED” usage.

      website says 1hr of talk time connected to LTE directly. 3hrs via iphone bluetooth

      apple com /ca/watch/battery.html

    • John Lofwire

      Its make sense to only have 1 hours talk time?
      Think about it its a joke.

    • Riley Freeman

      i didnt say i agree or disagree. You gotta remember the point of the watch is not to replace your phone, its to use it as a temp solution for a quick stop. So i dont have any issues with the 1hr talk time. If you really need to talk for longer than an hour then people should umm i dont know… USE THEIR PHONE lol

    • John Lofwire

      Samsung Gear S3 LTE have 72 hours of mixed usage and over 12 hours of talk time.

      so that apple watch is crap for the price.

    • Riley Freeman

      so im not familiar with samsung watches i know they release them but i dont pay attention. i just went and google it and are you really trying to compare the battery of those 2 devices with DRASTICALLY different screens?

      mind you i didnt dig too deep as i dont really care but from whats on their website, i dont see much in what would use a lot of power but hey different strokes for different folks

    • John Lofwire

      Everything the apple watch can do the gear S3 can as well wtf you talking about?

      Its run on tizen wich make it a bit harder to get app but thats the only bad side i could find.

    • ciderrules

      Everything? You just mentioned Apps and said that’s the only bad side. A smartwatch with LTE is useless if you can’t get Apps for it. Apple Watch is way ahead of S3 for App support

      S3 is only rated to 1.5M while the Apple Watch is good to 50M. 1.5M is kind of pathetic for a Watch you plan on using for fitness. Samsung doesn’t recommend using the S3 for swimming while Apple Watch actually has tracking for swimming.

    • Domino67

      Well bully for Apple

    • Mr Dog

      its pretty practical. lol.

      it is a companion and not a standalone replacement. So you only really use calls for when you leave your phone behind when you go for a walk, run etc.

      Also the Samsung Gear S3 is not much use outside of the built in apps at best considering it’s Tizen powered.

    • ciderrules

      Are you actually claiming 12 hours of talk time over LTE on the S3? I call BS.

    • It’s Me

      I like that the series 3 without LTE is now cheaper than the series 2 was. Actually about $60 cheaper for the series 3, with a better CPU.

    • ciderrules

      I was surprised about the prices. Only $20 more for the stainless one I want with cellular vs last years.

    • It’s Me

      The prices have me thinking it’s time for me to get into an Apple Watch.

  • mike m

    Rogers – friking slow to innovate.. no number share for us??!!!

  • Riley Freeman

    so when is bell going to release their carrier pricing?

    • Stephen B Morris

      Chances are that they will treat it like a tablet add-on on current share everything plans. Apple’s fine print suggests that can’t be used with UTMS so no one with unlimited HSPA can get one without changing the plan. It also can’t be used on Manitoba or Saskatchewan plans which isn’t an accident either. VoLTE only I imagine.

      Side note: Is anyone else concerned about this whole eSIM thing and how quickly Bell (and Telus later this year) is going to embrace it? Seems like going back to the CDMA days where the carrier had full control over what devices you can use. Shaw seems to be already doing this with their LTE network. Maybe I am being paranoid but I don’t like where this is headed.

    • Riley Freeman

      oh i know its not going to work with my unlimited plan. i just don’t feel like shelling out 700$ for a watch then $1700 for a phone a month or 2 later.

      subsidized pricing would really help. especially since i want the stainless steel black watch

    • mike m

      esim is actually great. you can easily switch providers on a website without having to pay for a SIM card. however, knowing canadian telcos they will charge us no matter what.. who wants to give up free revenue..

      too bad Rogers will never have E-SIM.

    • Stephen B Morris

      And that’s the thing. What if they decide that they won’t activate any eSIM device that wasn’t bought from them? That’s exactly what they did with CDMA phones back in the day even when they were unlocked. If it works as intended, sure it’s a great thing. But rarely anything in Canada works as intended.

  • Nexzen

    No standalone data plan for the watch…. have to be on bell for this… ridiculous.