First broken Apple Watch? Photo.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by DeLoMan, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. DeLoMan macrumors regular

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    Spotted on Instagram. Appears to be Space Grey sport. Now I'm leaning towards a sapphire stainless model.
     

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  2. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    So since one is damaged you're looking to upgrade to the next higher model? You're a marketers dream!!:D
     
  3. DeLoMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seeing that elevated edge of the glass, I can see myself banging the watch and doing the same thing by chipping the corner. Perhaps sapphire is a better decision.
     
  4. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Well that's the Aluminum with Ion-x glass and I'm getting stainless steel with sapphire, so it doesn't make a difference to me.
     
  5. macAllen macrumors 6502

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    How are you so sure its damaged?

    This looks like a reflection of the photog.

    and don't you think  Employees wouldn't make that available to try on?

    Come on here...
     
  6. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    It's just the reflection. I read Japanese and the comment says nothing about damage at all, plus it's from someone trying it on in-store and I doubt Apple is going to have broken ones out for people to use.
     
  7. killawat macrumors 65816

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    Wow that really does look like a chip,

    but my money is on it being a reflection.
     
  8. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    No it's damaged. Look at the perfect straight line of the reflection of light and how it's askew at the bottom where the alleged damage is.
     
  9. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    You really think the guy posting it on instagram wouldn't mention that there was damage in his comment? Come on.
     
  10. DeLoMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why else would he be taking a picture of a chipped and cracked corner? Definitely damaged.
     
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  13. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    I clicked on the pic but I still can't see where it's broken. Do you mind point it out?
     
  14. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    LOL this is going to become the next social media week-long fad. "Is the watch broken or is it a reflection? The internet can't agree on which it is!"

    It really does look broken, but I can't say for sure; a close inspection also makes it look like a reflection. It also doesn't add up, with the comment and the fact that they'd let people try on a broken watch.

    Oh well, we'll see broken watches for sure soon enough!

    Edit: after playing around with the color, brightness, and contrast, it DOES look like it is in fact a reflection, but still not 100% positive.
     
  15. sdiori macrumors regular

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    It's a reflection. Went to his instagram on my MBA, picture is much larger. No damage. The 'chips' are actually lights on the ceiling, as well as the guy's own reflection in the corner.
     
  16. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    definitely looks like a reflection to me... is this the next blue and black dress pic?
     
  17. DeLoMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Someone could have mishandled it before an Apple Store employee caught the damage and pulled it off display.
     

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  18. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't sapphire shatter easier than glass? I thought its main strength over glass was scratch resistance.
     
  19. macAllen macrumors 6502

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    lol.

    THIS.
     
  20. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    You do know the Ion-X glass is more shatter resistant than the sapphire display? The latter is more scratch resistant but more brittle.
     
  21. hipnotizer macrumors regular

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    Lets have google translate what he wrote...

    "The reservation here . Na gradually whether it is also not to come me Teca because belt elastomer not silicon ?"

    Ah that makes total sense....I don't think its broken : )
     
  22. DeLoMan thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha!
     
  23. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    He says, "I reserved this one. Since the belt is elastomer and not silicone, it probably won't get shiny over time."
     
  24. boshii macrumors 68040

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    You can see the guy holding the camera in the corner. It's a reflection.
     
  25. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a reflection of the wooden display table inside the Apple Store. Move along, nothing to see here.
     

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