My Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case With Space Black Milanese Loop) is approaching its end of life soon as it passes the four-year mark. I expected Apple to discontinue the Apple Watch Series 3 this year (2021), but it lives to die another year.
If you are on the non-cellular Apple Watch Series 3, you will run into problems upgrading WatchOS because there is only 4GB of storage. Luckily, I am on cellular, and it comes with 8GB of storage, so I do not have this problem.
But to justify my purchase of the Apple Watch Series 7 this year, I would say my Apple Watch Series 3 is getting laggier, and the battery can’t even last for one whole day.
So when Apple Watch Series 7 was announced, I immediately bought it. I purchased the Apple Watch Edition Series 7 (45mm Space Black Titanium Case with Marigold Solo Loop) for S$1,279. Sadly there is no Apple Corporate Employee Purchase Program (EPP) discount for it.
I chose the Apple Watch Edition instead of the Apple Watch with Stainless Steel case because the price difference is not that much, just S$200. S$1,279 vs. S$1,079. For S$200, you get an additional Sport Band and an additional year of warranty. And of course, Titanium is a more expensive material than Stainless Steel.
For Apple Watch Edition Space Black Titanium Case, you will get the Dark Grey Sport Band worth S$69, and if you chose the standard Titanium Case, you would get the Light Grey Sport Band.
Instead of being shiny like Stainless Steel cases, Titanium cases have brushed finishes which gives them a matte look.
Apple Watch Edition is the only Apple Watch that still has Space Black color, and hence, I can reuse my Apple 42mm Space Black Link Bracelet which I am currently using for my Apple Watch Series 3.
Hopefully, Apple Watch Series 7 can last me another four years.