How Apple Watch might be sold without bands - ( Photos )

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by macness, May 7, 2015.

  1. macness, May 7, 2015
    Last edited: May 7, 2015

    macness macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    So my 42mm SS BSB Apple Watch came a bit scratched. So Apple sent me a new one within 3 days ( Super Quick ). Here's the Box it came in.

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  2. cmlewis95 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    They let you keep the bands from the original though right? I've seen a few examples of people getting replacements like this. Does it come with another case as well like the original came with?
  3. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007
    Should have done it like this in the first place. Stock the stores with Bands. Would have made things much easier and smoother.
  4. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    This wasn't sold without a band... What you received was a replacement unit. #
  5. oennich macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    If Apple keeps compatibility with the current bands for gen 2, then they might sell a watch in a box like that for gen 2 for people who already have bands.
  6. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2011
    Here's a better photo of the box

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  7. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    And it would not have been a good user experience had they done so. It's a watch, so it should arrive like a watch. Making the initial sale where you only receive a head unit would have been a collasal marketing mistake.
  8. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2012
  9. H3rman macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2015
    Exactly. It's like when they replace your iPhone in store if yours is faulty. They pull out a slim white box with just a phone in it, no charger or accessories.

    Once the dust settles and there is plenty of supply all Apple Stores will stock these kinds of units to use as replacments. Nothing new.
  10. bidwalj macrumors 65816

    Feb 16, 2007

    That's the problem now too. They marketed it like a traditional watch and those that shopped for it like one are the ones waiting until June/ July. If they were serious about a real watch experience, no way they do the preorders without trying it on after. In the end, people that might have been quick to preorder aren't getting their watch any time soon. Just giving the watch head until they had enough stock would have been a decent solution.

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