Explaination for shipping delays?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by darrenpop, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. darrenpop macrumors 6502

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    http://uk.businessinsider.com/analyst-apple-watch-is-profitable-2015-4?r=US

    Have a read at this article on business insider. Makes a lot of sense, and sits in line with what I have heard a few people say on these forums.

    The summary (if you cba reading) is that they believe apple made up the stock issues to test the water with their new product to see what variations would prove to be most popular.

    This explains the 2 week lead time from pre-launch to launch for me, and also the change of wording last week on the store too.

    What's your thoughts?
     
  2. Bengy66 macrumors regular

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    I have commented on the delays a couple times but think the GTAT sapphire plant closing threw a big wrench into their supply-chain plans.

    Plus, this is the first Apple product with an OLED screen. This might have caused some headaches as well.
     
  3. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    OP, are you suggesting that the shipping delays are 'lies' and that most of us will get our watches on April 24th?
     
  4. darrenpop thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm quoting an article which says that, and asking for people's thoughts.

    My personal opinion however, is that apple are very clever at 'spinning' news which makes for very good marketing. I think Steve Jobs old mantra of 'under commit, over deliver' is still something apple have built into their ethos. Therefore, I have no reason to believe that they don't have enough stock to meet the original wave orders.
     
  5. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Don't we have 3 days before we declare there are shipping delays?
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    Without any evidence to support this "belief" it is just FUD.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    Exactly this. People are all angry about delays that haven't actually happened yet.
     
  8. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    I think we have until May 8th to officially declare delays, but this forum will be crazy either way.
     
  9. darrenpop thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's my I said, 'I'. "I have no reason". At this point this whole topic is all speculation, as apple aren't going to confirm anything personally.

    Also, the article is from an analyst! That's what analysts do. Their whole job is in essence to analyse trends and report on them.

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    This is because analysts have been indicting delays with the watch for months. This is something which you can google and see for yourself.

    The guy in the article is just highlighting the point.
     
  10. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Why are people saying there are delays ? Apple has not missed the delivery dates they have issued us on the order confirmations
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    Analyst often base predictions off anything or even nothing of substance. It makes great click bait and if wrong no one remembers.

    Anecdotal evidence the :apple:Watch is NOT delayed.

    • Apple.com :apple:Watch right now says Fri 24 on the watch face
    • Apple would NOT be seeding the :apple:Watch to dozens of celebrities unless the release was imminent
    • Apple would not have allowed the reviews to be released last week
    • Apple would have announced by now if there was a delay

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