It feels like Apple Watch is imminent.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TheDeviceUser, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what others think, but in the past few weeks we've seen a more steady stream of leaks regarding Apple Watch such as the app. Doesn't anyone else feel like the Watch seems imminent, everyone seems to be backing about it much more and this forum seems to be more active than it was in the past.

    I personally think the Apple Watch/Spring Event will be within 5 weeks.
     
  2. mdmt619 macrumors member

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    I'm getting a similar feeling. If this Apple Store training event really is mid February, I have a hard time seeing them giving Apple Store employees training before all of the last details and pricing is announced in a keynote...
     
  3. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    Complete guess: Announcement event first or second Tuesday of March. Release second to last or last Friday of March.
     
  4. TheDeviceUser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just speculation, but usually when Apple has a product event, the 'main item' they announce goes on sale the following Friday. So, if lets say, it's an announcement on the 3rd, the release could be on the 13th.
     
  5. dylman macrumors regular

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    Unless I've missed it, I don't think we've had any leaks from mass production yet, parts, moulds etc. Until we see those I don't think release could be described as imminent.

    Having said that, I'm hoping for March as well.
     
  6. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    We know they won't have an event the same week as Mobile World Congress (MWC) but if they haven't had an event before that that would be the perfect time to send out an invite.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    You have not missed thing and are correct. We will KNOW when it's becoming 'imminent' when the parts pics start rolling in. So as of now production has not started and the release is NOT imminent so we are likely still a couple of months away.
     
  8. banyanjd macrumors newbie

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    Or they used this major launch to put all the pieces together for the 'double down on security' strategy. This would be the perfect occasion.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    Apple can't do much more than it does to double down on security on OEMs (Apple doesn't run any of the production/supply companies). You have dozens of companies involved and there will be tens of thousands of employees involved most with camera phones.

    Also they are paid a peasant's wage and can easily make a years worth by suppling a 3ed party with a part picture.

    It's inevitable that we will see pics.
     
  10. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    That's assuming Apple is handling manufacturing just like they do iPhones and iPads. Of course Apple hasn't said so we're left to rumors from the supply chain. Somehow Apple has been able to build what they showed off last year and what various Apple employees are using right now without any parts leaks. Maybe it's a small enough batch that they could really control it. Or maybe this will be more like the Mac Pro which never had part leaks.
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    Prototypes are fabricated in Jony Ive's lair. No leaks can happen. The :apple:Watch will be produced by Quanta Computer.
     
  12. banyanjd macrumors newbie

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    You are probably right based on the past. But I can't help feeling that this is their chance at a reset of the supply chain opportunity. They seem to find ways to correct deficiencies over time.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    Well it is 2015, so hopefully we'll be rolling out next month (isn't that the expectation - February?)
     
  14. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    So all the watches currently being worn/tested by Apple employees are prototypes from Apple's design lab?
     
  15. Julien macrumors G3

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    Correct, none are from the supply chain. Apple has (almost) complete fabricating equipment (including chip production) on site to build prototypes to avoid any leaks during R&D.
     
  16. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    My very uneducated guess says pre-orders starting the first half of February like when the iPod mini came out so folks can buy them as Valentine's Day gifts....but not shipping until second half of March (like the iPod minis did...)
     
  17. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    As long as it launches after my tax refund arrives, I'm good. ;)
     
  18. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Not sure what all the launch mystery is. Apple said it would come out "early" this year. That would mean first quarter which ends March 31. Unless there is some unforeseen delay, you'll see it shipping by the last 1-2 weeks of March so Apple can recognize some revenue for Q1 and make the investors happy.
     
  19. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    I just can't wait. But, unfortunately, we have to ;)
     
  20. Julien macrumors G3

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    Apple's 1st quarter for fiscal year 2015 ended about December 28th 2014.:eek: Earnings call is Jan 27.:D
     
  21. twingo macrumors regular

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    In times like these when everyone has a smartphone, no one needs a watch.
    They will sell a few millions in the first week, before the peoples notice, that they don't need another watch.
     
  22. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I hope you like crow.



    I think if Apple wants to make it to where people can pre-order for a Valentines Day gift, which is plausible, then they'll have an event in the first or second week of February. My guess is that the watch will be on wrists by March 13 however, and my guess is March 6.
     
  23. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

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    why not? would be great idea to upstage MWC with an event announcement.
     
  24. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    I'd love it but has Apple ever done that before? Especially if they're inviting some of the same media that attends MWC?
     
  25. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    It might have been easier if you just quoted my post...:p
     

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