The souls whose watch turns out to be defected.

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

  1. shenfrey, Apr 21, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015

    shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Can you imagine the person getting their watch and it turning out to be damaged or defected in some way, and a replacement only being available June time? I would feel for that person truly.

    Could happen to anyone of us, me or you :(
  2. uhslax24 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2012
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
    With every previous launch, Apple has stock specifically for replacement. My iPhone 6 Plus was express replaced in the first couple of weeks while there was still an extended wait -- I'd expect the same for the watch ;)
  3. philipk macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    I doubt it.

    I received my defective iPhone 6 plus in the middle of the rush. The Apple Pay didn't work due to a (rare) hardware defect.

    I went to the store where none was available for sale. They replaced it immediately. They had inventory expecting such problems.

    I expect the same with the Apple Watch.
  4. makotoisle macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2012
    I'm sure they'll have stock on hand for replacements for this kinda of circumstance. You might night be able to go to the local Apple Store for your replacement, but I'm sure calling would see a new one being sent to you next day.
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    The Apple Store should have some white box watches.... Or you would hope.
  6. Aeons macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2014
    apple store always has extra stock for support. when i got my iPad air on launch day it was defective. went to the store and they gave me a new one even when it was out of stock
  7. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Contrary to popular belief, Apple is pretty good at these little product launches. They've thought of everything, including things that we don't even know about. It's all going to be OK. :cool:
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    With every release they always have units on hand to replace.
  9. jmelrose macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    As a plus, it is really only four pieces of hardware that need to be kept on hand: the two sport units and the ss units, no bands. They can just move the current band to the new unit. Much easier than the phones and iPads with all the different variations.
  10. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    Good grief, this is what came to mind when I first saw this thread:

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  11. linkgx1 macrumors 68000

    Oct 12, 2011
    For some reason I read this as defected souls.
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    That's not going to happen because they always stock plenty of white box replacements, even when they're completely sold out of the retail boxes. It'll be easy with the Watch because all they'll do is transfer the existing band to the white box replacement case.

    Now, the poor souls will be the anal-retentive ones who insist on a brand new retail box because they're within the 14 day return period and they won't be able to do it in a timely manner.
  13. campingsk8er macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2011
    Elizabethtown, PA
    6 pieces of hardware..
  14. philipk macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    I thought is was a good question. I didn't know the answer when I had a working iPhone 6 Plus with a non working NFC. I was afraid to go the the store that I would leave without a phone. That happened to me years ago with Sprint and a Palm Treo.

    I learned about their "white box" replacements. Nothing was in the box but the phone.
  15. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    It's a good question but the tragic tone of it and the "it could happen to you, to me...." part made me think of Eeyore and rain clouds.
  16. whatos macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2015
    Maranello Italy / California USA
    You pay your money and take your chances.

    It's only a watch... :)
  17. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    I'm no Grammar Nazi, but I had a hard time trying to understand the title.

    I think it should be "The souls whose WATCH turns out to be defective."
  18. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    I'd imagine so, they probably just have a bunch of SS and Sport models without bands to use as replacements if people have issues.
  19. scwinsett macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    the souls who is watch? this thread title just doesn't make sense. i can not compute
  20. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom

    38mm silver Sport
    38mm SG Sport
    42mm silver Sport
    42mm SG Sport
    38mm silver SS
    38mm SB SS
    42mm silver SS
    42mm SB SS

    Obviously not counting the Edition watches as I doubt they'll have them just lying around for replacements! I assume each Edition would be checked thoroughly before shipping anyway.
  21. campingsk8er macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2011
    Elizabethtown, PA
    Oh yeah, whoops! Thanks for correcting me bud! And yeah, I wouldn't really count the edition models in because those are special cases.
  22. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Its whose ;)
  23. 1000 macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2010
    "Defected" ?? F#^& I hate the Internet.

  24. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    Oops My bad.

    I thought this was about defective souls. :eek:

    ( I know...too easy :D )
  25. shenfrey thread starter macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    I believe this is relevant now. Rumour has it there are NO replacements despite just how sure many of you were.

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