Some developers are getting the chance to buy a Watch now and get it expedited

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  1. SayenCroWolf macrumors member

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    Currently seeing alot of this on Twitter
     

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  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Hey no fair, that's the watch I ordered and I'm in the 5/13-5/27 delivery window.
     
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    To be fair, it's the developers that make the many apps that make most of Apple's platform so successful. Give them the :apple:WATCHes first, let them make the games and apps, and you have more reason to enjoy yours.
     
  5. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I just received that email. It's for a 42mm Apple Watch Sport with Blue Sports Band. I have until April 23 at 10 am PDT to respond. It's guaranteed to ship by April 28. Developers were chosen at random.
     
  6. karmamule macrumors 6502

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    And notice it's a random selection for a *chance* to order one...
     
  7. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    Im a dev, gimme link :D

    Also guaranteed by the 28th, low supplies my ass
     
  8. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Why would you think that?
     
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  10. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    looks like you can only apply if you're randomly selected & received that email :rolleyes:
     
  11. SayenCroWolf thread starter macrumors member

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    Apparently, the developers rate and us commoners wait.
     
  12. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    developers and celebrities....

    i'm more than a bit annoyed by this....
     
  13. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I ordered way late but thankfully got this email today!
     
  14. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    if you received an email, then you have till the 23rd to put your name on the list for a CHANCE to receive one of these early.


    it could only be a few hundred watches in total


    did you order a 42mm sport watch with a blue band? Has apple pushed your order back because of this?
     
  15. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I got the email too.

    I think it's a great idea, as in the end it'll mean that apps will be arriving quicker to everyone's watches. I can understand why some would feel upset, but it's for the greater good!

    I'm not applying for one as I already have a white 42mm Sport on order. Fingers crossed for Friday delivery.
     
  16. bulbousnub macrumors 6502

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    So Apple can sell additional watches and deliver them prior to mine, however, they can't get someone who has already paid their watch before 5/13-5/27? Wtf Apple?

    Rest assured, I've already emailed my displeasure about this to Tim Cook.
     
  17. karmamule macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps we also now have some insight into what the least popular combo of watch and band was! ;-)
     
  18. djransom macrumors 68040

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    If your watch hasn't shipped then you haven't paid for anything at this point.
     
  19. JoJack82 macrumors regular

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    They have limited supply and not all Dev's are eligible. If you didn't get an email you are likely not eligible.
     
  20. bulbousnub macrumors 6502

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    Except that:
    1. It's on a gift card. Apple has my money.
    2. Apple has already taken a portion of the funds for AppleCare.

    So yeah, I've paid for something.
     
  21. Costino1 macrumors 6502

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    Im ok with this. I'll live with my June shipping date (42mm SG Black) and hopefully this will give us some new/updated apps to play with quicker.

    Rather than have the developers wait for their watch and have apps delayed; i think it's a good idea by Apple and taking care of the people who make the apps that make their hardware.
     
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