ALL of the 42mm Sports models now JUNE!

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  1. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    These are selling faster than I expected. I am ready to hit the bed and can't wait to see the news stories tomorrow.
     
  2. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Or they are keeping inventory low to artificially increase demand.
     
  3. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    Not sure i would agree with that. Apple want our money in their account asap
     
  4. sk1wbw macrumors 68040

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    You can't increase demand for something by keeping inventory low. If a store only has 5 widgets, demand is still going to be the same. Demand for the watches for outpaced production. It's pretty simple.
     
  5. rkuo macrumors 6502a

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    Wow what planet did you grow up on!? Lol!
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    LOL!

    Apple does not need to increase demand when they had such small inventory to sell in the first place. This really explains how and why Apple is doing the introduction like they are.
     
  7. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    June LMAO. Hope thats not accurate. I was getting mine primarily for gym use as I'm a personal trainer. So knowing there will be TONS of people wearing the sport model I'm not sure how i feel about that. I hate wearing things that EVERYONE else has. I was going for the SG with black band which I'm sure will be popular. Phone is different to me at least fashion forward wise. We shall see how many i spot in the wild.

    Hmmm....
     
  8. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    Either way, for the non-hardcore people who slept through the night, they'll wake up moaning and complaining it's all sold out or it's delayed for months. Especially for those who think they can just waltz in the Apple Store, try it on and pre-order in the afternoon or evening.

    Where are the Apple Watch haters now? :p
     
  9. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    it's very clear that Apple did not ship enough Apple watches at all. nowhere near the 1.5 million they stated they would.

    Demand for this did not change, either Apple grossly underestimated their supply, or there's something wrong with watch production
     
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    I keep hearing this everytime a new Apple product launches. And then Apple announces a record breaking sales.
     
  12. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Most of us don't care. I will be sleeping perfectly fine tonight. I have zero interest in buying an overpriced ladies fashion accessory, that apparently doesn't function very well and has a battery life closer to 10 hours. 3rd party apps are junk.

    Where will all the Apple Watch lovers be on the 25th is the real question? My guess is, on this very forum whining
     
  13. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Its pretty clear to me that Apple has delayed production to see what they actually need to have manufactured.

    Hence the last minute "Short Supply" message just before pre-order and the quick sell out.
     
  14. appleboyy macrumors 6502

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    Probably in bed after having the most fun 24 hours, since it launches on the 24th
     
  15. NostromoUK macrumors regular

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    Yes, it's really obvious you're not interested :rolleyes:

    What's wrong, poppet? Won't Mummy buy you one? :(
     
  16. sk1wbw macrumors 68040

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    One that taught Economics 101 in school. Demand remains the same regardless of inventory. If Apple had 10 billion Apple Watches in the warehouse, the demand would still be the same.

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    Judging by your avatar, I bet you're going crazy over Android Wear devices.
     
  17. KPOM macrumors G5

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    What a flop! #
     
  18. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

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    Not entirely. All you need to do is create the impression that "anyone who is anyone" will have a particular product. Then more and more piggy back on thinking that they will be left out if they don't have one, and your demand is increasing.

    The best way to do this? Be sold out. As crazy as it sounds, it works.

    When I was in Singapore, people would queue for restaurants just because there was a queue. The argument being that it MUST be good because people were queuing. Whenever I saw this, I realised the restaurants had intentionally made their entrances small, forcing people to queue outside.

    I'm not saying Apple have done this, but I am saying that demand can be very much increased by having fewer products available on demand or at launch.
     
  19. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Then you'd also know about the determinants of demand, such as expectation of future price rises. If people think they're only going to be able to get them on eBay for twice the price, demand will increase.

    So yes, you can artificially stimulate demand.
     
  20. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    I find your arguments highly convincing.

    It's a very complicated device to make. Each casing is milled out of solid metal using advanced CNC machines, this is relatively slow (and therefore cost inefficient) compared to casting or extruding the case, as other watch smartwatch manufacturers are largely doing. Then add all the other additional production steps Apple's taking to make this a unique device, and if you like, rumors about OLED display production woes and whatnot.

    So it's perhaps not so strange that initial quantities are restricted. Things will sort themselves out eventually though.
     
  21. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Except 3 hours after launch the Stainless Steel with Classic Band is still within the 4/24-5/8 launch window. Can't people just admit that Apple held back production until they knew which models would sell?
     
  22. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    Which the iPhones are made from so how is this more complicated? How do you know how many they made?
     
  23. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    All manufacturers limit stock to increase demand, but I don't think this was on purpose because the delays are too great

    I preordered space grey and got 4/24-5/8

    I also made a try on appointment to make sure I like it, and told myself that if I fall in love with SS I'll switch, but now with shipping times there's no way they get that money from me. Apple is a very smart business and they're aware of things like this so I really think the demand outweighed the supply
     
  24. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Then you should not buy one. But your husband (or significant other) might like a men's model.
     
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