Special treatment for developers to get the watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chetperk, Apr 21, 2015.

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  1. chetperk macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2015
    Just read where developers are being offered the opportunity to buy an Apple watch and have it delivered on 4/28. I don't think this is fair. If a developer was interested in getting a watch or had interest in developing an app, they would have gout early like the rest of us and put their order in. I ordered mine which shows a delivery date of June. I wonder how many of these developers will buy the watch and never make an app for it. Very disappointed Apple!
  2. Phil Holland macrumors regular

    Phil Holland

    Jun 7, 2011
  3. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    Not even remotely true.

    care to send a link to this "news"?
  4. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    San Jose, CA
  5. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2008
    You must not have gotten up that early if you have a June delivery date! If you had gotten up earlier like the rest of us, you would have it before 4/28.


    It's everywhere.. front page. 9to5mac... 35 other threads on this forum alone. It's real.
  6. scwinsett macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Do you realize without Developers, your entitled *&% doesn't have anything to do with their watch?
  7. chrise2 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    I'm totally for this. If you want decent watch apps before July, this is what you have to do. I can see an individual developer waking up at 3am, but a corporation isn't going to do this.
  8. kovey macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2011
    I'd so much rather a developer has a watch before the OP, even if it means they're developing a fart app.
  9. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2011
    What has been the consistent complaint about the Apple Watch thus far? That apps take "forever" to load when pulling data from your phone. Native apps will (presumably) cure that.

    Seems like it's in Apple's best interest (and yours too) to get the watch in the hands of developers that will only enhance the user's experience.

    Nobody said your shipping date is being pushed back. You're getting the product you ordered in the time frame you expected when you clicked on the "place order" button.
  10. arminta7 macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2012
    Portland, OR
    I see this as not just fair but very important. Do you feel the same way about reviewers and big companies having early access to the watch?
  11. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    I think this is great. Now why haven't I gotten my email from them?... hmmm...
  12. Royale501st macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2015
    I think its fake to be honest. There is a typo on this alleged email. The first thing I notice in something legitimate is spelling errors. This is a multi-billion dollar company. Spell check isn't beyond them. "The opportunity is offered by random selection and quantities are limited. Register now though April 23 at 10 a.m. PDT. We'll let you know your status on April 23"
  13. Qrispy macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2015
    I wouldn't exactly call giving certain people the opportunity to buy the economy model of a product "special treatment".
  14. BrettDS macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2012
    From what the articles have said, apple is only offering this to 'select' developers and I don't know if anyone really knows what criteria they are using to select these developers, but my guess would be that it's developers with more popular apps and/or apps that might easily lend themselves to a watch. I'm registered as a developer solely to get iOS beta's and I wasn't given this offer (nor would I really expect to be).

    Assuming that apple is being selective in the developers that they choose for this offer then I'm all for it... as someone who has purchased an apple watch the more apps that support it the better.
  15. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    Seems pretty fair to me. Honestly, they should've let them buy one last month! :p
  16. SixtyK macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2013
    Aside from the fact that neither the silver Sport watch nor the blue band affects my order at all, I'm all for developers having an actual watch to develop on as soon as possible.

    Doesn't bother me at all.

  17. mailboxbetacoin macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2014
    seems like a lottery for lottery winners. You must first be selected to receive the email; the email only lets you register for a chance to be selected to purchase the Watch on Thursday. then the big prize is to receive it 4 days after launch...

    I got the email and registered, but hope not to have to use this opportunity and receive the one I ordered before that.
  18. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    When you spend the time developers do to create apps, you can get the special treatment as well.

    Would you rather see fewer devs working on apps ? Or them releasing apps that don't work well on the actual devices because they are waiting until June ?
  19. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland

    There's dev's confirming its real.
  20. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
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