Firmware Suggests New Apple Watch Might Launch in 'Ceramic Gray' and 'Aluminum Blush Gold'

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Details from the leaked iOS 11 golden master keep on coming today, with 9to5Mac discovering references in the firmware to potential new Apple Watch case colors, which might be announced on Tuesday, September 12. The strings describe an Apple Watch with "Ceramic-Gray" and "AlumBlushGold" colorways, hinting at a new version of the Apple Watch Edition that came out last year in White Ceramic, as well as a new Aluminum Blush Gold for Apple Watch Sport wearers.

Mockup for a "Blush Gold" iPhone via Benjamin Geskin

The so-called "Aluminum Blush Gold" Apple Watch lends further credence to similar nomenclature we've been hearing about a new color coming to the iPhone line. Blush Gold, also referred to as Champagne Gold and Copper Gold previously, is said to be closer to a copper color than the Rose Gold iPhones currently available.

The current Apple Watch Edition in White Ceramic

In regards to "Ceramic Gray," last night's original leaked data included a new Apple Watch with a red Digital Crown, but the casing appeared to be an aluminum Space Gray and not the new Ceramic Gray model. Last year, Apple debuted the White Ceramic Apple Watch, priced at $1249 (38mm) and $1299 (42mm), while also discontinuing the Gold Apple Watch Edition models that sold for up to $17,000.

Firmware referencing the new Apple Watch colors via 9to5Mac

The leaked data isn't an exact confirmation that a Ceramic Gray and Aluminum Blush Gold Apple Watch will make an appearance at Apple's event on Tuesday. Still, the company traditionally updates the Apple Watch with new collections, colors, casing styles, and bands at these events, so it's likely the "Apple Watch Series 3" will have some kind of new colors for users to choose from.

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38 months ago

i want this wallpaper...please do know someone where i can find and download?

Here you go:
https://sayuconsulting.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/tibete.jpg
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38 months ago
Ceramic isn't that pricey citing the Essential Phone. And Apple sells a watch in the values of a MacBook Pro in the false excuse of materials being premium.
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38 months ago
This Keynote is ruined. The only thing left at this point is if there’s a “one more thing”.
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38 months ago

I'm curious as what that the ceramic gray will look like.

Yeah me too. I bought the ceramic last year but returned it as it looked a bit cheap in white. I should imagine the it will be a dark grey. If I don't like the look of it then I will go fir the black SS if they are still doing that one
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38 months ago

Ceramic isn't that pricey citing the Essential Phone. And Apple sells a watch in the values of a MacBook Pro in the false excuse of materials being premium.

one is a solid ceramic watch, essential phone is a thin layer of ceramic
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38 months ago

lol :D
[doublepost=1505047894][/doublepost]I've got a question. I'm thinking of buying an Apple Watch, waiting for this Apple Watch 3 that is. Is it wise to go for the grey dark version instead of the silver version? Meaning, does the the furnished dark version has issue with more scratches and grey furnished falling off at some time?

Last, I personally think the Apple Watch is somewhat expensive, is it worth going for the metal version instead of the alum minion cheaper version for, I don't know, maybe durability sake?

I like to use it for sport activities most of the time, then for a clock and getting notifications from my calendar. The new thing option does appeal as well but is no deal breaker I think. I still using an iPhone 6 model with still works fine for me. I hope this Apple Watch 3 will still work alongside my iPhone 6 or does it really needs an upgrade?

Sorry, I've asked more then one question, but if someone could answer this I would be very much thankful for this.

p.s sorry if I sound like a drunk Swedish rabbit but I'm Dutch so I'm not that familiar with the English grammar, in advance my thanks!

Color: it's about personal taste. Personally, I bought the space gray Series 2 because after I saw it with different bands, I found that the muted space gray color matched most of the bands better vs the silver one (for me). I find the silver/gold/rose gold to be too much "bling." But that's personal choice. Some bands do look better with the silver/rose/rose gold, but I found the space gray to be the most neutral and can look fine with all of the bands.

The Apple Watch is actually not expensive. Most Android wear watches are around the same price, maybe slightly less. Considering the AW works a TON better on iOS than any other smartwatches (I used moto 360 with my iPhone for 2 years until I bought the series 2), I can say the starting price of the AW is totally appropriate (at least for the aluminum sports).

I did experience the paint of the sports space gray chipping off for no reason. I managed to get it replaced by Apple (after talking on the phone for hours with their engineers, trying to convince them that this is a defect). I would guess the stainless steel version to be more durable, but it does cost more. Personally, I categorize this as a consumer electronics, so I don't expect it to last forever, thus I picked the aluminum sports version.

The iPhone 5 (which won't support iOS11) is still listed as the minimum requirement for Series 2. Now I'm not sure if Apple would change it with watchOS 4, but I'm sure the iPhone 6 will still support the series 3 (and 4) at the least.
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