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By Stephen Hackett

The Hackett File: The Great Red Dot

Perhaps the most decisive thing about the new Apple Watch with LTE isn’t the lack of roaming or cross-country support, the $10/month the service will set you back or even the big battery life hit that takes place when using the LTE radio.

It’s the red cap at the end of the Digital Crown. I’ve come to calling it the Great Red Dot.

The reaction to the Great Red Dot has been all over the map. Some people don’t mind it at all, while others think its a travesty beyond redemption.

Personally, I don’t mind it on my stainless steel watch, but I think it looks better on this model and the white ceramic Apple Watch edition than the other cases offered with LTE.

Even if the case finish isn’t an issue, I do think the red cap can limit what bands I will use with this watch. The bright orange sport band I bought a few years ago is probably destined for retirement now.…

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