When can we try the watch in store?

Dave245

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Am I correct in saying that Tim Cook said that during the event? I thought he did but wasn't sure.
Yea he did say that at the last keynote. I'm hoping we will be able to reserve one for pick up and trying on for launch date onwards
 

twisted-pixel

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I think its just a shame that you wont be able to try one on *before* you pre-order

the process is more likely to be

Go to store, try several on, find the one you like, go to pre-order and find they are sold out.
 

aziatiklover

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I think its just a shame that you wont be able to try one on *before* you pre-order

the process is more likely to be

Go to store, try several on, find the one you like, go to pre-order and find they are sold out.
Just do how I usually do! Order the ones that you want then return the one you end up not getting.
 

KPOM

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I think its just a shame that you wont be able to try one on *before* you pre-order

the process is more likely to be

Go to store, try several on, find the one you like, go to pre-order and find they are sold out.
I'm guessing that won't be the case here. I think Apple wants to avoid that issue. They want people to be able to try on the watches, pick one out, and then order the one they want. If it "sells out" in minutes that won't be possible.
 

TallManNY

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I'm guessing that won't be the case here. I think Apple wants to avoid that issue. They want people to be able to try on the watches, pick one out, and then order the one they want. If it "sells out" in minutes that won't be possible.
I also doubt that the watches will sell out in minutes. There is also 14 days between pre-order and launch. If you get your pre-order in there might be a day or two where they are sorting out the global preorders and the delivery where they don't guaranty delivery. But I bet it gets sorted. Remember they had fully functional versions of the watch that looked great nearly six months ago. I don't know when they went into real large scale production, but I think they've had time to stockpile product.

And the price point on this watch means that this is not initially going to sell in the millions. At least I don't think it will. Millions of people won't preorder without seeing this in person. And millions of people can't make it to an apple store on April 10.

Now if there is a line outside stores starting a few days before for people to get to see the watch on April 10, then I think we can safely say that those Apple fans have gone a little crazy. But I guess someone is going to lineup outside the 5th Avenue store in early April and expect to get on TV, which will probably work. Oh well.
 

Dave245

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I also doubt that the watches will sell out in minutes. There is also 14 days between pre-order and launch. If you get your pre-order in there might be a day or two where they are sorting out the global preorders and the delivery where they don't guaranty delivery. But I bet it gets sorted. Remember they had fully functional versions of the watch that looked great nearly six months ago. I don't know when they went into real large scale production, but I think they've had time to stockpile product.

And the price point on this watch means that this is not initially going to sell in the millions. At least I don't think it will. Millions of people won't preorder without seeing this in person. And millions of people can't make it to an apple store on April 10.

Now if there is a line outside stores starting a few days before for people to get to see the watch on April 10, then I think we can safely say that those Apple fans have gone a little crazy. But I guess someone is going to lineup outside the 5th Avenue store in early April and expect to get on TV, which will probably work. Oh well.
I hope your right, I plan on picking up a SS model on the 25th April because I can't make it on launch day. I don't know how here in the UK is going to respond to the :apple: Watch so I'm hoping they don't sell out before I get mine.