International release date

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rossy100, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. rossy100 macrumors 6502

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    Just something I noticed.......

    On the Apple US website the Watch section says "Coming early 2015", whereas on the UK website it says "Available in 2015".

    I'm guessing therefore the release cycle is likely to be similar to the iPad in that the US will come first, followed by the large International markets (UK, Australia etc), followed by the rest of the world.

    My predictions would be March, April, May/June.
     
  2. Dan70 macrumors regular

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    I really hope those in the UK get it in at least March. I don't know why they've revealed it in September 2014 yet don't plan to release it until 2015 considering that Tim had one on for the keynote. I bet they have fully stable release units already. I've no idea why they're hanging on to them for another 6 of so months.
     
  3. bounou macrumors 6502

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    The software is not ready for the release would be my guess. And you have to remember all the units we saw where made by Apple's design studio, they have to work out all the kinks for mass production.
     
  4. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    I hope they aren't release in the UK too much longer than in the US :(
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Most of the aWatches were probably just playing a demo. The ones that demoed Apps were limited to just a few showing a SMALL feature set. Hit the wrong button in the wrong order and you would likely get a CRASH. Apple controlled and no one was allow full access to play with.

    ...and I bet the S1 is not in production yet. Prototypes likely running an A7 (or something else packed in) and probably have only an hour or so of batt life with limited hardware functionality. Also no supply chain or assembly line or .......

    When Jobs showed the original iPhone the engineers begged him not to use it. It was so cobbled together they could not get the prototypes to work through many complete demos without crashing.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yep, Kevin Lynch (the VP with the salad bowl haircut on stage during keynote) looked almost too scared to raise his wrist lest the the screen won't wake up when demoing it.
     

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