Angela Alhrendts Celebration

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  1. Black Belt macrumors 6502a

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    In commemoration of Angela (Burberry) Alhrendts' historic UNrollout of the Apple Watch, here is one of her smug pictures to put on your wall as a dart board while you wait....and wait....and wait.... while the mooks at Maxfields are selling Apple watches hand over fist because they're too glorious to ring through an Apple Store register.

    https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/ahrendts.jpg

    Enjoy!
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Good grief. That really is a picture that's basically saying, "Nope, you don't get your Apple Watch today. Poor you."

    :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  3. tgi macrumors 65816

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    She's hot. I'm happy to have had my Apple Watch on my wrist since 4/24.
     
  4. MH01 macrumors G4

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    I doubt she can take all the credit for this launch..... Sounds like they also had production issues.
     
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    Apple spent many years making the Apple Store experience great. Bring in a retail chief of her notoriety and ya think she's going to leave well off alone? She has to make a dramatic dent, and it isn't going to be Apple-y.

    Apple has never had "dummy" products in their stores before her. Go into an ATT or Verizon store and you'll see "dummy" phones.

    Now Apple has dummy Watches. And it isn't just the try-on ones that some claim are dummy because they are afraid people might run off with them. The Watches along the walls that are embedded securely are hobbled as well.

    It's not a security issue, there are $2,000 laptops, $700 iphones, and $3,000 Mac Pro's that can be clipped from their tethers in 1 second and absconded with. Apple employees, like most employees everywhere are ordered to not physically stop someone.

    It's not a question of it "being out in the wild." Many Apple employees were running around with them on and people were taking pictures of them and tweeting them, etc. Those employees weren't hiding them, or disguising them, and - the Watch is now in the hands of thousands of people and those Watches in the stores are still dummy's.

    Every Watch in the drawer for my try-on session had a dead battery.

    How is she earning her massive salary?
     
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    Sorry, but you'll need to look higher up the food chain at Apple if you are looking for someone to blame because of lack of inventory. AA controls the stores but not the production lines. She can only sell what is shipped to the warehouse. Unfortunately, she is being made the fall guy here because TC is too lilly livered to take the heat as we saw with all his tripe statements at yesterday's conference call.
     
  7. HopefulHumanist, Apr 28, 2015
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    I think the hate she's getting is quite unreasonable. She has nothing to do with the supply chain issues. What makes you think she has any power over manufacturing? Her job is to set up retail stuff and make Apple's brand more popular in fashion circles.

    None of this makes any sense; it just seems to be blind rage at the new person.

    So you don't think it makes sense to have the watches that people will be playing with all day plugged in so that they don't die? They should somehow just keep rotating dozens of watches and hope to keep track of them?
     
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    My two cents is that she has not, is not, and never will "earn" what Cook is paying her. Another empty suit as the head of retail operations.....
     
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    If you launch without inventory that's kind of your fault and why you get paid the big bucks.

    They not only weren't producing apparently on or before preorder day, they weren't producing up until launch day, they should've had a ******** of watches ready to go on April 24th.
     
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    If a woman with manly jaws is your thing then I say go for it!
     
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    Kurt Russell

    Bro and Sis.
     

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    So funny how the people on the android people are making fun of Apple people and how they are being so unreasonable about the launch.
     
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    The amount of stupid in this forum is unbelievable. How many times are you idiots going to blame Angela for SUPPLY issues?
     
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    You can say that until you're blue :eek: People are still gonna complain that they don't have their watches before their due date even gets here.
     
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    hahaha "oh dear…this launch is going tuuurriiblleee"
     
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    If you can try and think rationally through the rage, remember that this is an entirely new product with brand new sets of interface paradigms and interactions that will be unfamiliar to users. we've seen how much effort Apple have put into helping users learn how to use the watch, with the various setup calls and workshops offered, so it seems pretty obvious that they don't as revert try on session to result in a frustrated user because they couldn't everything they expected immediately. Apple want to help people learn, but the try-on is not the time for that (clue is in the title). It makes perfect sense in this case to have dummy units that showcase what the watch can do so people can gets feel for the various functions on offer, while trying on the device for feel, without having to learn how to use it, which would be impossible.
     
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    SMUG face challenger arrives!!!

    OP i see you... a challenger arrives!

    [​IMG]
     
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    The reason it comes off as sexism is because hardly any one mentions Jeff Williams, the guy who is actually responsible for inventory. And blames Angela, the woman responsible for the Apple Store. I'm possibly being thick here, but this seems like an inventory problem, not a store problem. If she had more of them, she'd sell you them, that she doesn't has more to do with Jeff than her. Yet she's getting the heat. So then you have to ask why, sexism is an easy, and in my opinion correct conclusion to come to.
     
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    Notice no one is blaming him, all the hate has been toward Angela and Tim.

    I am sure these decisions, problems, whatever are not the direct fault of one person, but rather the team.

    Maybe lack of communication between the key people? Who knows...

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    Have to agree with you. However, this in store availability to these few boutique stores and not Apple Stores is wrong, especially for loyal Apple people... and this really seems like her doing... No, I don't know for certain, but based on her background seems like her idea...
     

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