cancellations here...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Ben_Dover, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Ben_Dover macrumors regular

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    I'm just wondering if anyone else is on the verge of canceling their orders?

    some articles and people in forums have cancelled their orders due to long wait in processing times and mainly of the increasing number of negative reviews on the watch. some of my friends and co-workers (mainly the 6 and 6+ users because they already have the apple pay) had already cancelled their orders because the waiting kind of exposed them to the negative reviews and had increased the window of realization that they don't need the watch right away and decided to wait for :apple: watch 2 instead.

    i mentioned before how I'm also losing interest on the watch as i wait for june shipment. Today, my order status changed to Processing Item: Available in 4-6 weeks Delivers: 3 jun - 16 jun.. However, the excitement is still lost. I might still give it a week of wait. processing times are changing because of cancellations (or maybe there wasn't any shortage after all).
     
  2. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    The reviews have tempered my expectations, and the wait time is disappointing. But I see it this way, I've ordered it, and it will come, so I might as well try it for myself to see if it suits my needs. If it doesn't, I can return it. And if I fall in love with it, then I'll be glad I wasn't impetuous and decided to cancel simply because I couldn't get it on day one.
     
  3. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    Seeing as how most of my friends and coworkers used Blackberrys and other ****** phones until like the iPhone 4, most of them purely because they claimed Verizon is soooooooo much better, no, I don't care what friends and coworkers think. They're idiots.
     
  4. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    The reviews have been okay. I'm not sure if the reviewers had final software though.

    The general impression I've gotten is those of us who have already received our watches are having better experiences than the reviewers.

    I know Joshua Toplosky's review said he had trouble getting to the watch face to pop up when he moved his wrist and had to really exaggerate his motion to make it more reliable.

    It works great for me with not a ton of motion, is it perfect? No.

    It's better than I expected after reading and watching the reviews.

    If you really want one just get it. Just remember it's gen 1 and Apple is still learning the watch as wells things will improve.
     
  5. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    You sure you're in the right thread? OP wants to know if people are considering canceling their orders. Nowhere does the opinions of others appear in the OP's post.
     
  6. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    "some of my friends and co-workers (mainly the 6 and 6+ users because they already have the apple pay) had already cancelled their orders because the waiting kind of exposed them to the negative reviews and had increased the window of realization that they don't need the watch right away and decided to wait for watch 2 instead."

    Really? Seems like that's exactly what he was saying and I was encouraging him to stay the course.

    Millions of people like Windows. That doesn't mean it doesn't suck. Use things for yourself.
     
  7. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    The whole wait is ridiculous... I wonder if apple just expects us to just go with whatever they say and take it. No it doesn't work like that... I'm sorry last time I check it was my money that you wanted. I hate hate hate the delay and lateness of this apple watch. I know some haters gonna hate but if I hold apple to a higher standard than others here who just bendover for apple then that's my prerogative...
     
  8. mackinmike macrumors 6502

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    according the article on the front page, the long lead times were set on purpose. they were probably anticipating large orders but i guess orders were not as large as expected since times have moved up?
     
  9. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    The good news for you is that if you think your friends and coworkers are idiots then you won't have either for long!!
     
  10. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    Lolllll I was thinking the same thing
     
  11. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    And yet you haven't canceled your order. Way to stick it to Apple, you rebel!
     
  12. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    In regards to early adoption of tech? Yes, my friends, generally, are idiots.

    Are they idiots in general? No. Damn, understand hyperbole much? :cool:
     
  13. LD Curb macrumors regular

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    I have had mine three days and can't imagine living without it now! Watch out for the reviews... Some of the reviewers don't know what they are talking about. For example, an article today in USA today by a guy named Jefferson Graham was full of mis-statements. He was upset because while passing around his watch to a group of people he was trying to impress, the watch was asking for the passcode each time someone tried it on.

    Well, duh! That is not Apple's fault. First of all he has a choice of using the pass code or not. And if he has Apple Pay it will require a pass code .. for obvious reasons. Apple made it as easy as possible and you can even put the code in from the phone.

    So, here is this guy trying to find something bad about the watch and he doesn't even know what he is talking about.

    The watch is wonderful. I have the SG Sport and it is so light that I don't even know I am wearing it at all. It lets me know when it is my turn on WWF; it allows me to listen to music comfortably and wirelessly with Bluetooth headphones; it makes it easy to see messages and emails without having to grab for my phone; it has a display that keeps my appointments in front of me so I am reminded; it has many watch faces so at work I can use one that has lots of info on it and at home I can enjoy the beautiful flowers. And it reminds me to stand up. There are too many wonderful features to even list them all here. People are so cynical.
     
  14. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    You guys got it backwards. It's not ridiculous to wait for a backorder. It's pretty common.

    What is ridiculous is that out of 1.7m orders Apple has only been able to fill 22% of them. I can understand 70%, 50%, even 40% ... but 22% is pretty bad. It's almost laughable. Makes me wonder if I should cancel because it seems apple is having issues making it.

     
  15. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    After seeing how poorly it did in a blender, i am thinking of canceling with the hope that 2.0 is made of titanium.
     
  16. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    This plus Tim Cook's belief (as per his comments today) that they are doing better then expected at delivering!!! Their own expectations must have been pretty low
     
  17. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    Actually what is ridiculous is that people take the 22 percent number as a valid number.
     
  18. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    I hope more people cancel so I can get mine sooner. I already had a 42 SG Sport in hand and sold it and am now getting a SS instead. Have June delivery range. I'm sure I will get it sooner. If the wait is enough to deter you from wanting the watch, then you truly didn't want it to begin with.
     
  19. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I'd stick it out. It's worth the wait. I don't get the negative reviews. This looks nice, is easy to figure out (at least the basics), and will only get better as Apple refines the software.

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    Or perhaps they were overwhelmed and are delaying to make sure there aren't many defects. I got mine Friday, and my doorman told me a lot came today (including the one I bought my mother for Mother's Day). I think by the end of the week it will be closer to 50%. Apple expects to expand to other countries by late June.
     
  20. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    It's from Apple no?



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    They shipped 360k units. Since the announcement last year they've only been able to produce 360k units.

    Think about that.

     
  21. aschaeferusn macrumors member

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    That means the product wasn't ready to produce when they unveiled it, which isn't at all surprising.

    Does anyone realize the sort of work it takes to manufacture devices on this scale? It's like everyone thinks that they just appear like magic.
     
  22. apple.pseudofan macrumors regular

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    This is incorrect. This info is from that Slice Analytics firm. They are statistical estimates that could be very close, or horribly far off. Depends on how representative of the watch-buying population their model is. How many suckers they convinced to let them read their emails.

    If it is representative, the number of data points they have is more than enough to be accurate +_ 2% statistically. If not, the numbers are total garbage.
     
  23. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Apple hasn't confirmed any numbers. That's just a guess. Also, don't think that when they made the announcement that they had the factories ready. Those were prototypes last year. Perhaps a big part of the reason they were late was that they had a hard time getting the production processes ready for mass production. It seems that the vast majority of watches were produced over the past few weeks.
     
  24. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    No that is not Apple data and people should stop pretending it is.

    Is an estimate from another company.
    The estimate is based on..estimates.
    The 22% number comes from comparing Apples and Oranges:
    - How many were estimated to have shipped 360k.
    - How many are expected to be sold in the first quarter 1.7M. So that 22% includes orders that haven't even made yet. LOL.
    - But then by June that same analyst expects 4M shipments.

    But a highly respected researcher estimated 630k orders vs. the 1.7M.

    So...

    Think about that.

    Also it is disingenuous to say "since announcement they only managed to produce X". They didn't go into production at that point, so it is as totally irrelevant as saying "since June 5th, they only managed to produce X".
     
  25. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    ya all of that child labor they need. Such hard work that apple doesn't have to do....



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    So you're the expert? You should own your own company. You seem to know all about it.

     

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