Checking out the aftermarket for Apple Watches

Checking out the aftermarket for Apple Watches

After two and a half years of wearing an original 42mm Space Gray Apple Watch, I'm finally considering moving up to the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular. When I upgrade an iPhone, there's always Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program to take care of the old device, and a number of places where I can get a pretty decent price if I wish to sell it outright. But what about the aftermarket for Apple Watches? Does it exist?

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AWT News Update: March 25, 2016

AWT News Update: March 25, 2016

As you'd expect for the Friday before a holiday weekend, it's quite the slow news day in the world of Apple. We have a few stories for you, though:

  • The cost of out-of-warranty repairs for the Apple Watch Sport Edition has dropped
  • Want one of the new Apple Watch bands as soon as possible? Try buying the band online, then pick it up locally at your nearby Apple Store
  • Apple has asked the feds for a delay in another request for iPhone data, based on the government's recent disclosure that it has retained the services of an Israeli smartphone forensic technology company in order to get information from a San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone
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Man successfully sues Apple for a crack in his ‘impact resistant’ Apple Watch Sport screen

Man successfully sues Apple for a crack in his ‘impact resistant’ Apple Watch Sport screen

Gareth Cross, 32, a Welsh man from Ceredigion has successfully sued Apple after his watch broke, forcing the company to change its product description, reports the BBC News. He paid £339 in July 2015 for his Apple Watch Sport, but spotted a crack in the glass face 10 days later.

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AWT News Update: September 2, 2015

AWT News Update: September 2, 2015

Today's AWT News Update is brought to you by... well, nobody. But please let us know if you'd like to be a podcast sponsor and your product will be blasted out to about 4K listeners a month.

  • About fifty publishing partners are expected to be part of Apple's News app at launch
  • A certain rumor site is saying that the iPad Pro will be announced at Wednesday's Apple event
  • Case manufacturers are beginning to send out info on iPhone 6s/6s Plus cases, which means the devices might be just a bit larger than their predecessors
  • New Apple Watch Sport Band colors are expected to be announced soon
  • CBS Sports will stream Super Bowl 50 (excuse me, Super Bowl L) on Apple TV
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Scratch test shows how Ion-X glass fares against keys, knives and other abrasive materials

Scratch test shows how Ion-X glass fares against keys, knives and other abrasive materials

Unbox Therapy released on Tuesday a scratch test video showcasing the Ion-X glass that'll grace the cover of the Apple Watch Sport. Unlike sapphire glass which was subjected to similar torture and passed with flying colors, the ION-X glass material did succumb to the scratch pressure of materials such as sand paper.

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I really want stainless steel, I can afford aluminum

I really want stainless steel, I can afford aluminum

Today we were finally given access to the pricing ranges for the Apple Watch, and I know that for me, the pricing was a bit of a shock. That $349 number that had been bandied about for months for the Watch Sport? Wait a second -- that's only for the 38mm version. For the bigger 42mm size, you'll need to cough up $399. 

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