Apple watch workshops starting 24th require you to have a watch- good sign!

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  1. Totalkharnage macrumors 6502

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    I posted this in another thread but worth highlighting the following description which shows up for the Apple watch workshops.

    Also interesting that they're pretty early on in the morning of the 24th in several stores. Looks like they're just rolling out so if your local store isn't showing any yet, I wouldn't begin to panic. Will probably show over the next few days.

    Fingers crossed for delivery on 24th!
     

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  2. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    A good sign -- that the classes will be empty! :eek:

    Just kidding. I fully expect to have the two I ordered on Friday. :D
     
  3. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    It's very simple for Apple to reschedule these if the watches are late. It's only a watch.

    No humans will be harmed... :eek:
     
  4. odds macrumors 6502

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    Oddly, no stores in the Los Angeles area have any of these workshops listed.
     
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    I'm afraid this isn't a sign at all, other than of Apple being consistent. They have announced the watches are 'available' from the 24th, and yes some might arrive on that day, so they are holding the workshops from the 24th onwards. It would be weird to say the watches are available on the 24th but the workshops won't start until later.

    Secondly, it is up to the customer to ensure they come with their watch. If a customer books a 12pm on 24th appointment and there watch hasn't arrived then, the customer will just have to re-arrange - Apple won't have to rearrange anything.
     
  6. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, the Sherman Oaks store has a listing, but not until April 30. So no watches coming to the LA area until then. No watch for me this Friday. Maybe I'll move back east where there will be watches on Friday. :D
     
  7. peterlaca macrumors member

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    Actually the Topanga Plaza store has one scheduled for the morning of April 24.
     
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    The workshops are available to anyone who's preordered too.



    I'm sure 1,2, or 500,000 folks will definitely get their watches on the 24th though. We'll know soon enough.
     
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    I don't believe that the workshops have any relation to shipping of watches, anyone could sign up for the workshop. Apple is not going to check if the people attending are going to have a watch. And why would it matter where you live? (some stores have workshops, others don't). I am sure that there is no requirement to bring a watch along ( I think there was even a post on MR about this somewhere). The only way to find out if you are a lucky person, is by receiving the watch on Friday.
     
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  12. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    This is a good sign.

    I can't envision all these Apple store dudes standing around doing nothing

    Makes me think it's a "Get them their Watch on the 24th" thing going on.
     
  13. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    Like I've said in other threads the 2 week range to May 8th is to cover people located in remote areas (like out in the middle of Alaska etc). People in large cities would receive their watches on launch day.

    This has been the case for every apple launch
     
  14. shandyman Suspended

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    Other launches, people got precise dates, not a date range like this....
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It isn't the same as requiring it for the workshop.
     
  16. shandyman Suspended

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    Well why use the phrase if no one will have theirs? Lol.
     
  17. Hargobind macrumors member

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    Just called the local store, the manager said they will show presentations about what you "could" do if people do not have the watches with them. He also said they will give demo watches if needed with Watch OS running to "simulate the basics to the watch".
    Just giving my 2¢
     
  18. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    That's low.

    And weak. Pitiful........:D
     
  19. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Exactly. They can't post different descriptions for classes that *might* be early for some people. And heck they *will* be early for a lot of people that ordered later, ordered certain combos, etc.

    All the 'bring your watch and phone' means is that the class will be more helpful if you have them in your hands. Any one ever try to show someone how to do something in particular in Windows without the computer in front of them? :)
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Some will have theirs but not everyone will.
     
  21. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    uhhh. no.

    Bring your watch so you can learn how to use one is NOT remotely the same of "unless you have your watch, you can't attend" - e.g. it is required to have one.
     
  22. JerryCooke macrumors regular

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    "Bring your Apple Wath or you SHOULDN'T attend (because you'll just be sat there resenting those that did)" would be the most apt.
     
  23. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    semantics.

    If there are no watches to bring, it's a mockery. Like: "Bring your own! Oh you don't have one?.. he he, well we will let you use a shoddy demo, that's been handled by lots of people; foreigners, etc"
     
  24. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    Ehhh...No.

    There is no ambiguity about the word "require".

    It is not required to have a watch to attend as others have pointed out.

    The headline is wrong.
     
  25. RichiMac macrumors regular

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    I think it's a good sign, but no guarantee. I will be staying at the beach so I made a nearby appointment for Sunday afternoon. Watch or not I will probably go.
     

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