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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Southernboyj, Apr 24, 2015.
Not funny. I'm getting my Watch today, I don't think it's a failure to launch at all. Tons of people are getting their Watch today and they are very eager.
Tons of people - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1872232
You reckon there's more people getting watches today or more people waiting to get watches?
I think it's the latter which I would have to consider a failure.
This launch isn't a failure ... I will agree that it hasn't been a very smooth launch.
Tons and tons of people aren't getting their Watch today -and they are just as eager, believe me.
Just remember that *most* (over 50% of) people were able to get a launch day delivery. Those in the latter part of the 4/24–5/8 window were too slow to purchase. These people are getting Watches that will only be manufactured in the coming weeks, whereas most of us are receiving Watches that were manufactured several months ago.
Regardless, tons of people are getting their watch today. There may be a ton more that haven't got it, but this is not a failure (in my opinion).
Actually I think the poster is funny. Doesn't mean I agree with it but I do find it funny.
I don't think its been a failure by any means (as someone not getting their watch today but ordered at 3:00) but I do think it hasn't been nearly as smooth as several other launches.
Slow to purchase? lol Ok, There was no external clock that said if your order is placed after this time it will affect your delivery date.
Nice find. +1
not a failure but horrible execution
Yep, but you have your Retina MacBook already.
Wait...so any launch that moves millions of units that doesn't get them into the hands of people on day one is a failure?
What reality are you living in?
No, just no. Based on my order time, email confirmation and the time my order hit Apple's servers in comparison to what others have posted, this is not how it worked under each scenario. There are clearly cases where there were issues with first come, first served and I am one of them.
In the end, as long as I get mine by 5/8, I'm fine and I have no doubt Apple will achieve that. Let me clarify since I expect someone to come in here and start trolling because they have nothing better to do - I am not throwing a fit that I didn't receive my watch today. I'm simply stating that there were issues with some of the orders placed not being fulfilled before others that ordered later.
If it doesnt' get them into the hands of people how can you consider that moving millions of units? That's selling millions of units but not moving. Two different things. Did Apple sell a ton of watches, Sure. Did they move a ton? No.
Did you think Apple is pulling Watches out of some magic hat?
Every single product release tells the same story. We're fortunate that the app loaded at all, so this launch wasn't a lottery at all, unlike iPhone releases.
For fashion items in general, releases are extremely limited and sought-after items are usually sold out within 5 seconds (partly due to the use of scripts which automate the purchase).
Of course it is a failure. It was a failure as soon as they removed the watch is here 4/24/15 and replaced it with the watch is coming. Now they say the watch is here. At least for a few it is.
Why people think that this board accounts for a large percentage of the Apple Watch orders? This board accounts for a small percentage of all orders. I'm pretty sure there are a slew of satisfied customers outside of this board.
So perhaps you should edit your post and say "you were luckier" then others, not faster. Implying that people who ordered "slowly" got the shaft.
How does my post imply that at all? They were certainly too slow.
The app loaded sufficiently quickly for anyone to get any launch-day model on launch day.
You should go back and read my previous post with an example. You seem to be missing a few specifics. Your thought process is not accurate for every scenario.
Keep in mind there are lots of people who ordered watches that don't read or participate in this forum, who may be receiving watches as well. The macrumors faithful may make up a decent percentage of orders, but it's probably far from the majority.
I really don't see the point of this thread other than to argue with one another.
That is funny.