what is this "try on" program?

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  1. Appl3FTW, Mar 30, 2015
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    Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    ok I get it, you can make an appointment to see and try the watch in person come april 10. but what's the point of doing a "try on" if:

    1. edited: "PREORDER" date will be midnight of 4/10, it will be out of stock by then
    2. you can't buy one in store and you have to purchase online... and see #1

    huh? :rolleyes:
     
  2. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    It's a rather odd decision on Apple's part that's for sure. Yet the masters of smoke & mirrors hype that ever so effectively gets the faithful to open their wallets and pay Apple isn't to be criticized. Just one glance at Apple's bottom line reveals they're winning big.:)
     
  3. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Maybe Apple thinks not everyone is as anal about ordering at midnight as the MacRumor AppleFanboys.

    Think about it most of us here on the site will do anything to order right at the exact moment Pre-Order opens. Most people might be more interested in trying it then ordering.
     
  4. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    1. Release date is 4/24, preorders are 4/10
    2. You can buy in-store. You can order a model AT the try-on session.
     
  5. BvizioN, Mar 30, 2015
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    I thought that a lot of people were asking for this. I personally hoped Apple would do it this way. I wanted to try it on and see which model I like, before placing the order. Buying bunch of watches and keepig one to send the rest back just doesn't seem like a decent practice to me.
     
  6. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    The majority of people will have to try it on before they can decide.
     
  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    1. yes, sorry typo.. I meant PREORDER date. LULZ
    2. I don't think you can buy in store. from what I read, you can try on, but if u want to buy you have to log online and order it.
     
  8. bige12 macrumors 6502

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    The Only was is to make a product resevation one either during the pre-order period or the release day, and I know the Apple staff will help you place you pre-order. You can not walk in and purchase a Apple Watch, so that also means no camping this.
     
  9. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Exactly, you have to order online before pickin up in store
     
  10. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    No, you don't have to. You can have the staff place a pre-order for you right there.
     
  11. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    okay... but you still have to order online right?

    ZOMG people.
     
  12. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    I think what you have to do online, in case you want to try the watch first, is reserve an appointment. :)
     
  13. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    No you don't. The staff can preorder for you.

    Correct, cannot camp. You make an appointment, try on the watch, and pre-order in the store.

    You're not even required to make an appointment, it's just highly recommended.
     
  14. ricknologic macrumors newbie

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    lucky me "I think"... for being in Australia right now...
    if the pre-orders go just like last times... where Apple opens pre-order worldwide at the exact same time... that would mean, 5pm on Friday the 10th.. (here in Sydney)
    So, in that case, I would've already been to the store, which opens at 9am... had my time trying it, and hours later at home, I could pre-order it confident after having tried it.

    But seriously though.. lucky us here in Australia. (I hope)
    I really feel for the ones who actually aren't a 100% sure but do want to make sure to pre-order it online.
    For those of you, I would say, reserve to go see it as early as possible, and then reserve the purchase at the store, rather than online (in case shipping is already pushed)...
     
  15. Glene macrumors 6502

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    It's a new marketing technique brought onboard from the execs they added from high end fashion companies like Burberry, etc....

    It will fail as its too complicated for most to endure....

    Just my opin....
     
  16. IndoX macrumors regular

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    To clarify, preorders are only done through Apple.com. If you walk into a retail store, the specialist will direct you to apple.com and help you pre-order through there. There has never been any sort of point-of-sale system for preorders - everything has always been done through Apple.com

    Store stock will be dependent on online orders. There'll be no walk in purchases, everyone will get an Apple Watch on launch will be through the pre-order system. You will be allowed to select in-store pick up when pre-ordering.

    Also, you will only be allowed to try on the watch once. In order to start the process, you will select a favorite watch through the Apple Store app. You will also only be allowed to try on one specific watch of your choosing.
     
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    I highly doubt that.
     
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    You sound like you are so sure about what you are saying
    What makes you so sure?
     
  19. cosmic68 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you re this. I've been utterly puzzled about WHEN you can book an appointment to try on the watch (before the 10th-good. On the 10th, for the 10th-weird). I'm still no clearer on booking that appointment but at least I understand how the watch you want to try is selected.
     
  20. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    According to 9to5mac, you can choose two different watches to try on at a time:

    "After the customer is matched up with an Apple Store employee, she will be taken to the display table shown in the image above to pick out Apple Watch models that interest her. The Watches inside will run a demo loop showcasing their main features, “making it a magical display,” as Apple puts it.

    "After the customer picks out up to two Apple Watch models to try on, they will be taken to a new try-on area. The try-on areas include fixed Apple Watch demo units as well as mats and cleaning cloths. Try-on tables (pictured above) have secure drawers that store up to 18 distinct Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport units. For security, these drawers can only be unlocked by Apple Store employees by way of a special RFID sensor and unlocking mechanism in the EasyPay point-of-sale machines.

    "These try-on Apple Watches will run in demo loops, but features such as Haptic Feedback will be functional so customers can experience that feature. The Watches can actually be tried on the customer’s wrist...
    "
     
  21. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    let's not kid about.

    the only reason they are doing this is to launch 2 weeks of in-store campaign for the Apple Watch. Honestly this is rather pointless as most people who have their mind set already will just pre-order.

    this is what happne when you bring new people in who have clearly different idea about technology world. Whatever works for Burberry, doesn't mean it will translate to gadget.

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    demo loops?? What's the point of that?

    The whole point of "TRYING" something on is to see how it works. It's like going to Apple to check out the iMac, and instead of seeing some demo loops instead of letting you test it out
     
  22. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Most likely it is because pairing/unpairing over and over again would significantly increase the time needed to do a try on session.
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    #1 won't happen because they'll have different inventories for online orders and in store orders. Out of stock online doesn't mean out of stock in store, and as you know, each store gets a new stock on a daily basis.
     
  24. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Wait, so are you saying the people that make an appointment and pre-order in store on the 10th will be able to pre-order before people who don't go in? I assumed you were able to go in and try it, then pre-orders would open at the same time for everyone. Maybe I'm just getting myself confused here.
     
  25. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    15 minutes is not enough time to allow full on demos with your iPhone or a store iPhone. The only way they can make it quick and simple is by using a preset demo loop.
     

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