MERGED: Straps now in stock in Apple Stores

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Huskoner, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Huskoner macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2014
    Strap availability next week? You think the stores will house a range, or wait until June?
  2. EclipseEmpire macrumors newbie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Apple Valley, CA
    When I was at my try-on appointment I asked the store rep if bands would be available on launch day in the store. He said yes however I believe he was just guessing. My thought is nothing will be available in-store for a few weeks at least.
  3. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

    Mar 4, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    I think sport bands will line the shelves on launch day, not sure how they will sell other bands though.
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I kind of agree with both of these. I don't think along with the watches themselves the straps won't be available for a while judging by their availability dates on line. That said the sports bands and quite possibly the charge cables may be available.
  5. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    I think they might have cables.
  6. Cabby macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    If you change "in" to "on" this thread would be a lot more interesting...
  7. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2011
  8. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    June. No reason to have straps if you dont have watches. Maybe try best buy. :D
  9. codeboye macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2011
    dang it! you beat me to it!!! LMAO

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    Totalkharnage macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2010
    Halifax UK
    Bands available in store from 24th April?

    Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, couldn't find a thread.

    I know the general consensus is that most of the top end bands won't be avaialble to buy in stores from launch but has anyone seen anything mentioned about the Sport Band?

    I've ordered a ss with classic buckle but really want the sport to use for gym etc and didn't want to wait until May at the time of preordering so would rather pick one up on the 24th in person rather than wait until May.

    Thanks in advance for any info.
  11. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I'd assume so as there's always accessories in-store for new products. I'm going to head over to my store once the Watch has been delivered to scope everything out. Since I got the Classic as well, I'd like to pick the white Sport on the 24th.
  12. TEBnewyork macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2009
    I asked at my local Apple store yesterday and was told no. Only on line.
  13. Blackstick macrumors 6502a


    Aug 11, 2014
    Sunny South Florida
    Having worked at the store for 6+ years, nobody really knows or can predict it. The line of silence between retail fulfillment ops and the foot soldier on the ground is deafening at Apple.
  14. Diginari macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2015
    I ordered a sport strap for the gym separate to my watch, but the delivery is just 'MAY' if they was in store on release day I would be less than happy tbh. Although I would just cancel my order and go buy one lol.
  15. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2012

    Agree with you on the whole "MAY" thing. That's all my SS link bracelet order still says. I find it rather funny that Apple can't narrow that down at least a little bit. Just another mildly annoying aspect of this whole launch.
  16. JerryCooke macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2015
    Bath, UK
    Aye, I've got a black sport band on order and the delivery estimate is May, so I'd feel pretty annoyed if saw them in store while I was still waiting for mine. Obviously I could cancel and buy in store, but it'd still feel bad that they didn't focus priority on fulfilling existing orders.


    That's a right pain, aye - I like knowing when I'm likely to be charged.
  17. applegeek97 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    I hope sk! I have the trainjng appointment, so we will see
  18. ess5650 macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2015
    Will Apple Bands be available for purchase in-store Friday?

    My Apple Watch will most likely get delivered Friday since I've been charged and the shipment is preparing. I am getting the milanese loop but wanted to purchase a black sport band. Will the bands be available for purchase in-store on Friday?
  19. matt550 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2008
    I hope they are soon. My Space Gray sport doesn't arrive until May 13-27 I'm liking the blue leather loop. I'd like to have it before I get my watch. June ship date online.
  20. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
  21. Trent0341 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    Although I doubt most people could answer this the fact that my white sports band ships in May doesn't lend itself to the theory the bands will be available at release in the store (not to mention the link band was pretty much instantly 4-6 weeks or later). Or at least not for all models.
  22. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    I don't know if there is a definitive answer on this.

    It seems like a 50 / 50 split of users stating they were told that there will / won't be stock in stores.

    Definitely maybe.
  23. runn3r macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2015
    Bands In-Store On Friday?

    Is there any information about whether bands will be available in-store on Friday? I ordered a 38mm SS with black sport band knowing that during a try-on I would settle on another band that I would wear for regular use. I've now settled on the Milanese Loop. My watch order shifted to "Preparing for shipment today" so I anticipate (fingers crossed) receiving the watch on Friday, this weekend, or early next week.

    To reserve my place online, I ordered a 38mm Milanese Loop online about a week ago and it reports a shipping time of "May." Due to my eagerness I'd prefer to have the band around the same time I get the watch.

    So my question is whether we know if the bands will be available in-store on Friday. Typically Apple keeps accessories well-stocked even for supply-constrained launches, e.g., iPhone 6 cases. But in this case, it is possible that the bands themselves are part of the supply constraint.

    Does anyone recall seeing any information from Apple about whether bands would be stocked in stores on day-one?
  24. wxnats macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    I remember reading a week ago that rumors were that very limited supplies of bands would be available in stores. I haven't seen anything official from Apple though...
  25. ninjadex macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2004
    They will probably start trickling into stores starting Friday. But it's going to be hit and miss for a while most likely.

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