What will be the first "watch"gate issue??

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  1. timaffleck macrumors newbie

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    There been antenna gate and bend gate. Gapgate, hairgate, crescentgate and probably more for the iPhone. What will be the apple watch "gate" issue?
     
  2. joshcls macrumors 6502

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    Shipgate? Prelaunchgate?
     
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    Oh wow, I saw this 2 weeks ago when I first saw the Apple Watch at the Apple Store. I was happy to have choosen the black model because of this gap.
    It def. doesn´t look nice.
     
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    #dieswhensubmergedinthetoiletsgate

    Hint: you're using it wrong.
     
  10. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    Launchgate
    Mailgate
    Deliverygate

    Pick one its already happening lol
     
  11. gppittjk macrumors regular

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    I think the biggest complaint will be from Sport buyers - just about everything about the watch's retail presentation is upgraded for the SS model.

    This is all opinion, as I do not have a Watch on the way to me, but:

    - The packaging for the Sport looks like that of an accessory (or iPod) as opposed to the premium (iPhone, iPad) look to the SS box.

    - The charger for the Sport is different from that of the SS - it is entirely plastic whereas the SS charger has a metal casing.

    I just think that some people who forked over up to $400 are going to take the downgrades in presentation personally. Mind you, neither of those would bother me as long as the Watch itself looked great and performed.

    The differences truly do not matter, but I can see people getting upset - it's the first time Apple has really created different classifications within the same product line. All iPhones, iPods, iPads, and Mac lines come in the same retail packaging with the same accessories, even if they have significant price differences. Yes, those differences are based on "under the hood" features, which is exactly the opposite of the differences between Watch categories. I'm just expecting to see some Sport owners gripe about the presentation of their product vs. that of the SS.
     
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    For me the only legitimate complaint would be if functionality was different. And Apple has created artificial differentiation before. Black plastic MacBook was more expensive than its white counterpart. iPad mini 3 doesn't share the same chip as the iPad Air 2 (and I'm assuming doesn't have 2GB RAM either). Color gamut was better on the iPad Air than iPad mini 2. iPhone 6 Plus has OIS but iPhone 6 doesn't. The 6 Plus was too big for my liking but I certainly would love it if my 6 had the better camera. Those things would bother me much more than different packaging.
     
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    I totally agree with you. Having read entirely too many forums on here, though, I can see some users getting upset that their $400 device is presented so vastly differently than someone else's $600 device.

    Though nobody complained about iPhone 5c packaging, so I could be way off base.
     
  20. TallManNY macrumors 68040

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    Yep. And the SS is really quite a bit more expensive than the Sport. This is the first Apple product in a long time (setting aside the Mac Pro) which a middle class American can't easily justify the purchase of. Some guy who makes $60,000 a year might really like the SS with Link, but really a $1,000 price is just too much for a guy like that to fork over. Not when there are concerns about how long it lasts and getting obsolete. That middle class dude can buy a $1,500 laptop knowing he will get five years of use out of and that it is probably a really important device for him. But he can't drop this type of cash on an Apple Watch.

    That said, as an Apple shareholder, I'm psyched for the earnings release in three months when these 60% or higher margin products start hitting the balance sheet of Apple.
     
  21. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Honestly I think it may be "tapgate". Another poster stated his taptic engine already failed, and I think a reviewer stated he had a faulty one as well. If this happens to more people, the media will be all over it as per usual.
     

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