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  Reply # 1864785 13-Sep-2017 21:36
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Paparangi: Apple rep says NZ will get LTE watch in a later release wave later this year. No further details given.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where did you get this information from?

 

 

 



Apple Live Chat Rep on Apple.com/nz

 

 

 

I don't know how reliable that is. Tim Cook said during the keynote that other countries would follow next year, their press release also says the same.

 



 

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    • Customers will be able to order Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) beginning Friday, September 15, with availability beginning Friday, September 22 in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, the UK and the US, with other countries following next year. For carrier availability, visit apple.com/watch/cellular.




I don’t know, just passing on what I was told. They did have to go away and refer to their ‘resources’, so I assume it must be written down somewhere.

 

Oh totally and I wasn't suggesting you were wrong or anything like that, was just wondering where you'd heard it, and I don't know how much an Apple support person would know about supply and availability. Hopefully it is this year though!





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  Reply # 1864895 14-Sep-2017 08:11
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I got an email from Apple this morning. It says that the 3 watch is available in NZ on 22.9.





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  Reply # 1864897 14-Sep-2017 08:14
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Yes it is, the GPS version not the cell version.

 

 

 

https://www.apple.com/nz/watch/

 

 


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  Reply # 1864900 14-Sep-2017 08:19
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My mistake - it's not obvious from their communications that this is the case.





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  Reply # 1864976 14-Sep-2017 09:12
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Been thinking about getting the cellular version and was wondering why NZ was not mentioned iand what is needed is a eSIM do any network operators in NZ do eSIM ??? I presume there would be some network configuration and billing changes??




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  Reply # 1865000 14-Sep-2017 09:43
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Lipex666: Been thinking about getting the cellular version and was wondering why NZ was not mentioned iand what is needed is a eSIM do any network operators in NZ do eSIM ??? I presume there would be some network configuration and billing changes??


Spark already does eSim for the Gear S3 and it’s an extra $5 to share data only on an Sharer plan.

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  Reply # 1865219 14-Sep-2017 12:34

Interesting that there's no Band 28 in the 4G-capable Apple Watch.

 


Also worth noting that the US variant does not support 4G in NZ.

 


See: https://www.apple.com/watch/cellular/





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When they roll out the new software (??) for series 2 I think I will look then at what differences there are before I jump





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  Reply # 1866594 15-Sep-2017 06:53
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 There is nothing in the new Apple Watch that would make me want/ need to upgrade from my original Apple watch.

 

Fortunately (and unfortunately) due to a series of unfortunate events starting with the expanding battery causing my screen to leave the body of the watch followed by a clerical error and subsequent theft of my express replacement watch Apple are giving me a brand new series 2 watch, this should arrive on Monday!

 

So now even less reason to swap!

 

Over all I'd still be happy with my original apple watch and will be until they can give then a week battery life or take blood sugar readings etc. with them.


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  Reply # 1866651 15-Sep-2017 08:49
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Cellular connectivity would be useful for me because I often go out for runs over two hours long and never take my phone with me, so it would be good to be able to keep an eye on emails and iMessages. However I wouldn't be willing to pay an additional monthly Telco fee just for that convenience.

 

Either way I'll be sticking with my series 2 for another couple of years.


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  Reply # 1868232 18-Sep-2017 20:43
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Where can you go on the 22nd Sept to have a try and purchase one the new watches?



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  Reply # 1870956 22-Sep-2017 14:02
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I've ordered one in Aussie and getting a friend to forward on to me here in NZ. Based on the information here https://www.apple.com/watch/cellular/ and here http://help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/21804/~/vodafone-nz-mobile-network-frequencies I can't see any reason why it won't work in NZ, when the Vodafone support eSim. 

 

I have a watch series 0 so this will be a good upgrade. I can't see the point in getting the GPS only version.


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I've ordered one in Aussie and getting a friend to forward on to me here in NZ. Based on the information here https://www.apple.com/watch/cellular/ and here http://help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/21804/~/vodafone-nz-mobile-network-frequencies I can't see any reason why it won't work in NZ, when the Vodafone support eSim. 


I have a watch series 0 so this will be a good upgrade. I can't see the point in getting the GPS only version.



Ive heard different things about the sim one working and not working in other countries. I just got back from Hawaii yesterday and while over there i picked up a brand new series 2 for $330 NZD. I couldn't justify the extra $270 for a speed increase and and altimeter. I'm not worried about the GPS at the moment.

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  Reply # 1871034 22-Sep-2017 14:56
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I read that LTE watches won't work overseas and only in the country they were purchased / setup in. So when you travel the LTE function won't work.

 

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/15/apple-watch-series-3-lte-limitations/

 

That's not meant to say that you can't buy one in Australia now and set it up here in NZ later, I guess.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1871047 22-Sep-2017 15:07
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Yes they don't roam which kind of makes sense as that would require the country you are roaming to, to support the eSim "pairing" or whatever the tech term is to your normal Sim / number. 


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