Did apple use pre-ordering to gauge sales

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ColDan, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. ColDan macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Apple who announced the apple watch in OCTOBER 2014, with a scheduled date of April 24, 2015, Has everyone with a late delivary date with 8 months to get stock up and any changes done. But websites say only has 2.5 million (?) in stock with a production (per websites) only making 2.5 million per month.

  2. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2008
    There are a lot thing wrong with your post.

    The Watch is not Announced in October 2014 but in September 2014.
    It was not announced with April 24 date but with "Early 2015"
    April 24 was just added later, on march 9 (or something)
  3. Phil Holland macrumors regular

    Phil Holland

    Jun 7, 2011
  4. ColDan thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Still had 8 months to build inventory, and early 2015 (jan to march) was changed to April 24 with a pre-order date of April 10 and still does not have inventory to fill orders on date THEY announced
  5. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    There's the fallacy in your logic. Apple didn't start production last September. The watch and the process to manufacture it were still under development.
  6. bgdrew macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2011
    I believe production started on the watch in January by Quanta and there were reports that they had a reject rate as high as 70% at some point for watches coming off the line.
  7. bounou macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2012
    I see something wrong with your post honestly, this is a new product category for Apple, there are absolutely no guarantees that it will take off, building 3 million watches is already a huge financial risk that few companies are even in the position to attempt.

    Not to mention you assume they have this big giant red button in Cupertino that instantly creates supply chains to make and ship 3 million watches every month, that **** takes some serious work and time man, there is basically an entire city filled with people in China that will do nothing but build watches for the next year.

  8. Armen, Apr 18, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015

    Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Nope. Apple is a business. They make business decisions.
  9. ColDan thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2015
    70%failure rate the design engineer should have be FIRED

    If you announce in in september, you should be manufacturing it not long after
  10. Brammy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2008
    Apple announced that early to avoid manufacturing leaks and to make sure any FCC filings didn't spoil the surprise.
  11. ColDan thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2015
    I dont assume they have a Big giant red button (that"s staples )
    It does not matter if other companies that do or do not,

    I suspect financial reasons for the early announcement (not quite legal in my option) and to stop other companies from gaining market share before apple was ready
  12. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2014
    When did Tesla announce their Model X and start taking pre-orders? When did Marvel announce the new Avengers movie?

    Exactly which models should they have produced and how many of each? 38 vs. 42. In three different categories. With multiple band types.

    Should they have listened to the people who said it would be a flop and only sell 1M in the first year or those that said that it would sell 10M in the first year?


    Your opinion is not law.
    Good thing otherwise Tesla, Acura, every movie company, every company that exhibits at Comdex, every camera company, etc. etc. would all be doing illegal things according the law of ColDan.

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