Apple Offering $50 Off Apple Watch With Any iPhone Purchase in Select Apple Stores

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    Apple has started a new limited time in-store promotion that offers customers $50 off an Apple Watch Sport or Apple Watch with the purchase of any new iPhone, including the latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the company confirmed to MacRumors. Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès models are ineligible for the discount.

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    The promotion is available at participating Apple Store locations in California and Massachusetts, including Burlingame, Chestnut Street, Corte Madera, Hillsdale, San Francisco and Stonestown in the Bay Area, and Boylston Street, Burlington, CambridgeSide and Chestnut Hill in the Boston metro area.

    Apple confirmed that the promotion runs from October 30 through November 15, 2015, and is not available online. The deal does not require purchasing AppleCare+ or other accessories and add-ons. The offer is only valid when the qualifying iPhone and Apple Watch are purchased together on one transaction.

    (Thanks, Robert!)

    Article Link: Apple Offering $50 Off Apple Watch With Any iPhone Purchase in Select Apple Stores
     
  2. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    Still not going to get one! Good for those who want one, I guess.

    By the way, getting a $50 discount on Apple Watch Edition (even if that was qualified) would be a joke!
     
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    Annnnd here come the haters. "Oh! This proves it. The Apple Watch is a flop. I knew it! Blah, blah, blah...."
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    Maybe after this they'll start posting Watch sales figures.
     
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    this thing has got to be dragging. i don't know if the wearable tech thing will ever catch on.. none of it really seems desirable.
     
  8. JackieInCo Suspended

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    Apple has never been very generous with discounts. Even black Friday discounts are small.
     
  9. bgraham macrumors regular

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    You know something's overpriced when even Apple discounts it outside of Black Friday...
     
  10. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    This is going to bring a lot of comments of "APPLE WATCH IS A FLOP!"

    I actually agree with them.
     
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    I should have waited with my purchase ... got the watch 1 week ago and the phone 3 weeks ago.

    But how should I have known, this promotion doesn't sound like a typical Apple thing.

    Oh well, .... If I always would wait because a better deal might come, I never would have anything.
     
  12. norrismantooth macrumors regular

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    $50 off means they're clearing inventory space for Watch2.
     
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    Well, this says it all. Tim's largest blunder other than the acquisition of Beats. :apple:
     
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    LOL. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hate to say it, but this is an easy way for Apple to move their stock of Apple Watches; they're clearly not selling.

    It was a nice idea to see if Apple could make a success of wearables; they could hardly know that it was going to become Newton 2.0.

    Regardless of its failure, I'm glad that it has brought so much joy to many here at MacRumors; long may they enjoy their Apple Watches.
     
  16. businezguy macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry, but excluding the Apple Watch Edition is a deal breaker. I just can't afford the purchase without that $50 off.

    In all seriousness, I'm sure this is an attempt to bolster the purchase of both items during the holiday season, but the fact they are providing a sale of this type during the holiday season actually seems like there might be some doubt about Apple Watch sales.
     
  17. leroypants Suspended

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    The only way I would be interested if the Apple Watch was 50 buck instead of a deal for 50 bucks off.
     
  18. Porco macrumors 68030

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    So it's a limited time offer.
     
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    $50 off again and $100 itunes gift card on Black Friday.. lol. Maybe!
     
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    I would probably buy an apple watch sport for.. $150.
     
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    Indeed.

    That would make it a stocking filler. I think the problem is that most people simply don't have a problem with getting notifications on their iPhones, and health and fitness only attracts a very small audience.

    As others have said, I am skeptical that wearables will ever take off. It's not really attractive having a cold, hard mechanical object chained around you the whole time.
     
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    Well this is new. Apple's never done a deal like a normal retailer before. Apple Watch sales must not be as strong as hoped.
     
  23. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    Guys...it clearly says this promotion is only available in certain stores in California and Massachusetts. If Apple Watch was the big flop you all say it is, they would do the promotion nationwide.
     
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    As an Apple Watch owner who uses it all the time, I concede that this is due to poor sales as well. Too bad it didn't take off for them, it's a pretty cool device.
     
  25. Zoboomafoo macrumors 6502

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    I don't think there is any question here, the wearable tech thing has caught on.
     
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