Reports coming out no watches to buy in store during May but deliveries start on 24th

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  1. kickingk macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if this has been mentioned, if yes, please delete. App no in store buys during May

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/watch/11541116/Angela-Ahrendts-Apple-Watches-will-not-be-available-to-buy-in-store.html
     
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    Angela Ahrendts' memo to Apple retail store staff...

     
  3. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    This doesn't surprise me, if true.

    Which leads me to a very interesting question...

    I know this has been a very unusual launch for Apple.

    However, it seems that they really favored the fact that they allowed people to preorder online and that all stock was delegated to those customers.

    Is Apple making a smart move in shying away from their infamous long lines outside of stores and favoring the online community instead?

    Moving forward, will Apple open preorders online first and risk not having product in stores for months?
     
  4. kickingk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks OllyW, I was just going to paste that :). So hopefully we might get something next Friday :)
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    This part of the memo suggests it could be just a one-off for the Watch.

     
  6. dhurricane74 macrumors regular

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    No watches in store till June via Twitter

    https://twitter.com/9to5mac/status/588659699693780992

    If there won't be watches in store on 4/24.... Why draw out the "pre-order" phase so long? Ugh!!!
     
  7. Foss macrumors 6502

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    Customers who pre-ordered will start receiving deliveries next Friday as planned ...

    Best news I've heard all week!
     
  8. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    So because I got 24/04-08/05, there's a good chance it will come on the 24th?
     
  9. angle macrumors regular

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    Would be very curious to know what aspect of production has put a hamper on having sufficient inventory.
     
  10. Foss macrumors 6502

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    No one here know if there is a good chance, but a chance is confirmed at this point. I'm pretty sure no one will know until the order status updates start coming in. My guess would be sometime Monday to Wednesday next week when that will happen.
     
  11. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    I would say extremely probable you will get your watch on the 24th.

    A couple million watches have been produced and ready to ship.
     
  12. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    That's the way it looks, boy am I happy now!

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    Apparently had some bad screens if I remember correctly
     
  13. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    As mentioned, screens, and the haptic feedback motors.
     
  14. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    They don't want lines at stores this go-round because it would be a complete mess!! People wanting all different styles, sizes, bands, etc. it would be mass confusion and more customers then not would be leaving the store without a watch, and pissed off. I totally get why apple is doing the "online only" thing to start.
     
  15. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    So will people stop moaning that Angela is ruining Apple now?
     
  16. Tejas57 macrumors member

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    i'm in the 24th group but if they did reservations and i don't get my watch on the 24th i'll be sending an email to tim cook myself.

    it would have been totally unfair to those who were up at midnight (or 3am or 5pm or whatever) for them to be waiting for pre-orders and for apple to basically sell to those coming off the street


    i would think (as i posted above) that if they did open up instore orders it would be a reservation system (like they did with the iphone 6) where the customer has already selected the watch they want - all they do instore is buy the watch and help the customer pair it.
     
  17. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Agreed.

    ...but I am positive you'll find no reason to write Mr. Cook on the 24th
     
  18. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Cool. Considering on the front page there is an article suggesting that total sales are 2.3m, we should all get our watches on the 24th regardless of delivery estimate

    /sarcasm :cool:
     
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    Did I miss where it said deliveries for the 24th?

    I probably did but.. does it say that?
     
  21. OllyW Moderator

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    Yes, you missed it. :)

     
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    Brilliant, cheers. I'm at work so only skimmed.
     
  24. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    If Angela or anyone else says "Apple Watch is also our most personal product yet" again, I'm going to shoot myself.

    It's a high-tech watch. Nothing more.
     
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