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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shenfrey, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    When the watch arrives and is in your wrist, the excitement won't last nearly as long as the build up did. So relish this moment!
     
  2. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    I know. It's weird how it works. I always have this feeling with Apple products!! The waiting kills me and I want the product so much but as soon as I've had it a week, it's all back to normal. And as you say, it'll be the same with Apple Watch.
     
  3. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    hold on... what am i hearing? cue kelly clarkson's <SOME PEOPLE WAIT A LIFETIME FOR a moment like this> BWUAHAHA
     
  4. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    I have to embarrassingly admit, this is part of the enjoyment, especially for a completely new product. It's not just an upgrade. I'm really hoping my watch arrives on April 24.
     
  5. Pinksteady macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely. It is because we are allowing ourselves to be conditioned into expecting 'things' to bring us happiness, which of course they invariably don't. But there's a rush that comes with the anticipation of receiving the new 'thing', and the subtle yet eventual disappointment drives us to want more. It literally is like a drug, and I'm sure the ol' dopamine experts would say we're getting our hits chasing the next gadget.

    All the while our real lives are passing us by. How many people who are refreshing their order status page like crazy for the last week have also gone out and improved their life, done something selfless, learned something, created something? I'm not judging - I haven't either! But I do recognise that this compulsion is unhealthy and I feel bad that I'm letting it get to me.

    It really is a destructive process, and while I do look forward to receiving the watch, I'm a) very careful not to get too excited because I know it isn't going to make me happier or live a better life and b) saddened when I see how much people are allowing this to get to them and dictate their days.
     
  6. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Agree with everything above. I'd just add that the additional weeks between the event, pre-orders, and delivery really made this a long one. The minutiae that we've seen from a discussion standpoint on this forum is evidence that the shorter rollouts are clearly advantageous.

    I'm not complaining at all, just an observation.
     
  7. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I have always said this, sometimes it's somewhat of a letdown.

    But then there's always WWDC and the new Apple TV;)
     
  8. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    All the ordering info is on my husband's account so I don't log in to see it. I've actually had a really productive week. The weather has been spectacular and I've finally had the chance to get to work on my gardens! I leave my iPad mini sitting out open to this forum and with a couple other sites loaded on tabs. When I'm passing by between chores I stop in and read some posts. Or look at pics. Makes the day a bit cheerier and gives me an incentive to stop and take a break and pace myself so I get more done in a day. Last week, when I was traveling on some days I visited this forum on my iPhone. Last week before I placed the order was when I was the most glued to the Internet. Once the decision was made I backed off.

    Spending my screen time on Apple Watch is also a nice break from FB. My friends keep wondering where I am, but I've found stopping in to FB once a week is sufficient and will be even after I leave this forum. I turned off FB notifications on my iPhone and I think I'll be keeping them turned off after the Apple Watch arrives, interestingly enough. If I check in just once a week, that's enough to keep in touch without wearing out my welcome.

    So obsessing over the Apple watch has given me the chance to step back and get some unexpected perspective. :)

    I still have tremendous enthusiasm and appreciation for my 23 year old car. And my two year old Retina mini. So it's not like I'll get the Apple Watch and the fun will wear off. I grew up not very well off and we struggled as young marrieds, so I appreciate everything I have, always.
     
  9. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    As soon as the fist week passes with the new watch I'll be searching the Internet for rumors of the next version. Weird how it works, but as agonizing as this wait is, it really is the most fun part.
     
  10. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    On the one hand I agree the behavior is a little detrimental, but on the other hand, I am lucky enough to be living in the future that I dreamed about as a kid, owning gadgets that are BETTER than what I saw on Star Trek The Next Generation in the 80's, and dammit I'm going to allow myself a little excitement.
     
  11. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    Sorry, OP I don't feel the same. After all the crap that's been happening the past few weeks, I need a distraction
     
  12. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    I see what you did there :cool:
     
  13. adambird macrumors 6502

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    I do enjoy the build up but excitement will increase ten fold once i get a tracking number:D
     
  14. jaydee24601 macrumors regular

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    It reminds me of how it used to feel painstakingly waiting for Santa, back in the day (from Halloween to Christmas morning)! Apple has somehow recaptured that for me!
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Lies! My technology makes me a happier more productive person. Just ask my "girlfriend"....oh wait :p
     
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Then we get the batterygate posts, the tits on YouTube blending and smashing them. Oh god help us!
     
  17. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    I hate the buildup but love it at the same time.
     
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    Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    As long as the vibrate mode is powerful enough.
     
  19. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    Except the difference here is that you will be asked about the apple watch in public a lot more than you would be if you were simply upgrading to the newest iphone.
     
  20. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    I hate how the delivery is a friday and if there is some delay or I miss the courier I will have to wait until monday!
     
  21. adambird macrumors 6502

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    Do you know something we don't?!;)
     
  22. Lynnie27 macrumors member

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    The build up is certainly the best part, I don't think I will sleep the night before delivery is due. I haven't seen the watch in reality yet and I am waiting to unwrap it all alone and take in the beauty of it.

    I keep thinking 'This time next week when I am (watching TV, visiting my dad, shopping, walking the dog etc.) will I have the Apple Watch on my wrist' I'm driving myself crazy but it's fun :D
     
  23. SMIDG3T Suspended

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    Yes. That's certainly bound to happen.
     

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