No iWatch in stores? WTF?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by BlueberryPines, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. BlueberryPines macrumors newbie

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    I walked in the OakBrook, IL Apple Store today to buy an iWatch and they told me I'd have to go online and order through the app store. I've seen commercials and ads saying April 24. WTF Apple?
     
  2. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Welcome to Macrumors, maybe you should've visited here earlier to find this out.
     
  3. mynameisjosh macrumors regular

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    And it's been known for 2 weeks now that the store would not have them in stock.
     
  4. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    No watches in HOUSES for people who ordered in the first minutes of 4/10, 2 weeks ago! WTF?
     
  5. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Apple sold so many pre-orders there were none left for any of the stores.
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I have no interest in buying one and even I know that it is only available online and in a handful of shops around the world, none of which are apple stores.
     
  7. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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  9. alexwei macrumors regular

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    hello?? they told you a LONG time ago.

    now you see being positive isn't always good eh?
     
  10. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think they planned all along not to have it in stores. They haven't had any trouble letting shipping dates slip for iPhone preorders while holding some back for stores.
     
  11. amro macrumors 6502

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  12. BlueberryPines thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What am I - some kind of mind reader?
     
  13. mynameisjosh macrumors regular

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    Maybe a troll?
     
  14. dwburnell macrumors regular

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    Nah, but Apple did announce a couple weeks back to say it was an exclusively online for the time being.
     
  15. KPOM macrumors G5

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    If you want one as soon as possible, order the Sport with the Blue band. Although it says "June" on the store, they seem to be shipping within a day or two of ordering. It might be until June before you can actually walk into a store and get one.
     
  16. Docd62 macrumors regular

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    Did you think even if they have them in store today that you could just waltz in and get one. It would have sold out in the first few hours from he people that camped outside all night. Just like any iPhone launches.
     
  17. jsbaugh macrumors 6502

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    I understand if Apple says online only but they shouldn't plaster Apple watch all over the front of their stores when none are available. I drove by a store today and the only thing in the front window was Apple Watch.
    Most companies build an inventory before releasing something.
     
  18. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Yeah ok because Apple loves doing press releases telling the public that the Watch they've been slaving over the last 3 years will not be in stores at launch. ;)
     
  19. MartyCan, Apr 24, 2015
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    It has however been pretty well publicized that you would not be able to buy a Watch in store on launch date.
     
  20. orev macrumors regular

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    Given Apple's marketing, it's perfectly understandable that people might be confused about this. Not everyone reads tech blogs and rumors all the time.
     
  21. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    This topic has been talked about Non Stop here....
     
  22. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    In Apple Stores, yes BUT there are stores selling the Apple Watch, according to the Verge.
    Here are a few:
    Dover Street Market in London
    Bic Camera and Yodobashi Camera
    Maxfield in Los Angeles

    Granted that most stores selling them are overseas but it is rather strange how they are selling them but Apple (Store) is not. That is, if this report is indeed true.
     
  23. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    (Your username is extremely familiar to me, were you posting a lot during the iPad 1 launch? I either chatted with you a lot or argued with you a lot, might have gone either way. =D )
     
  24. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Does not change the fact that it was widely publicized that Apple store would not have watches for purchase on launch day. Not just in internet forums either. In the general media.
     
  25. Salinger macrumors member

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    Guys, clearly a troll. Stop feeding him... though I guess I am now too. :rolleyes:
     

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