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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jst1nt, Apr 29, 2015.
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I assume this means those still waiting for their orders are SOL and will encounter some delays no matter how small.
Strange, wonder what it is?
Im guessing BANDS
Or the screens that some have discovered coming unglued?
I'm not a subscriber, but it sounds like the Taptic Engine:
The WSJ is saying it's the taptic engine.
Supplies crimped after testing found problems with Chinese-made component that creates gentle tapping sensation.
I'm sure this is somehow Angela Ahrendts' fault.
Maybe the battery? Ive seen a bunch of people complaining that they can't get their Watch to charge.
Tiresome 'gate' phrase in 3-2-1...
It could be the issue with screen separation documented here: https://youtu.be/XkxaYjVNxFc
Well that's nothing new, is it? I thought that was brought up weeks ago as a cause for the slow(er) roll out. At least those who have not yet recieved their orders will be more likely to get a better unit since this is/has been a focus.
So no issue, just explains slow roll out.
What about the people who already received theirs?? I am assuming it's the non-defective versions.
In reviewing the WSJ article, the taptic engine was made by two suppliers, but ones produced by one of them were failing. Apple has switched 100% production to the other supplier and scrapped the faulty watches caught in the production process. It will take time for the other supplier to reach the necessary capacity. This could explain initial supplies and the wait times for some. I expect we will still see our watched early. I would also speculate that early adopters should pay close attention to the taptic engine for signs of failure, just in case a few made it through the process.
Edit: iPhone spellcheck prefers tactic over taptic
Agreed.... this is nothing new. Reports of this came out in March. At least they haven't been shipping out faulty ones and having a recall. That would be much worse than having a limited supply..... just sayin'.
Likely, although John Gruber in his review stated that the taptic engine in his review unit was defective and Apple sent him a new one. That may have been when they discovered the problem, which explains why they offered windows instead of hard shipment dates. The review units went out a few weeks before the pre-orders began.
The WSJ also added:
If Apple started slowing down production last week, they should've just told us why. People are okay with delays, as long as they're kept informed.
This would explain the delivery timescales, if they're running at half steam for a critical component.
If there's no taptic engines, there's no point making more of the rest of the components.
I think you are right. News sources are writing click baity articles without truly understanding the issue.
The issue is existing NOW and thus could explain 1) why there was no in store stock, 2) delivery slowness. They're making it sound like it's a NEW issue and that availability NOW will be even more affected.
It's a perception issue. If Apple still thinks that they'll get the watches within the windows provided, there's really no reason to say why the delay is there. "Sorry, your watch is delayed because one of our suppliers @#$%%! up" doesn't go over very well.
It could also scare off potential buyers, affect the stock price, and make everyone who already has one wonder if theirs is defective.
Mods should probably merge this thread with this one:
Actually there is.
1) People will be more understanding of WHY there are delays.
2) It eases the pain of the "not as" successful as previous launches.
3) Indirectly addresses why there was and is no Apple Store stock... yet.