When do review units arrive?

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  1. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to read some in-depth reviews from tech sites after they spend some time with it. Sure, it's incredibly tempting as a new toy but I'd really like to read about it's usefulness day to day. Any idea how soon reviews units get to the press and we begin to see these reviews (vs. simply the hands on in the demo room)?
     
  2. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

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    The real question is when will the :apple: Watch Edition drop tests & will it blend arrive?
     
  3. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    pure speculation. test units are in the hands of the press that attended the event, but there is an embargo that won't be lifted until the week of the release.
     
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    I get the feeling you will have to wait just a little longer for that :p

    I guess it would be on Wednesday 22 of April.

    Or even 2 days before the pre orders. Not really sure.
     
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I agree with this, definitely that week.
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They usually do not lift embargo's until after a preorder stage. Good or bad, most companies wait.
     
  7. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    iphone 6 embargo was lifted at 9pm on a tuesday
     
  8. viachicago22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!
     
  9. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, i'm like super interested in this, much more than the usual stuff.

    Just is going to be very fun, either way it goes :D
     
  10. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Gruber wondered when and how review units will be given out. Normally, they hand it to them at events, but they didn't, and they won't mail them, so I'm guessing journos will be invited to go to their nearest Apple store on the 10th, when they'll be on display, and pick up their review unit there. The embargo will be lifted the day before or day of release.
     
  11. viachicago22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed!!

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    Interesting, thanks! I guess I do remember this from the past. I was hoping to be able to read more before committing but I think I'm just gonna have to jump in!
     
  12. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Well Apple released iOS 8.2 with full :apple: Watch support for no damn reason... So I think that means review units are in hand. And 8.2 was publicly pushed out for all 5 reviewers to use :rolleyes:
     
  13. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I don't know about the "pick up" part - more likely to be FedExed out. But agree w/ the rest. After reading the instant impressions of the tech media who were invited to the demo room it's clear the s/w still needs tweaking to smooth out scrolling and transitioning. No way Apple is going to loan out review models to Mossberg or Baig or Pogue, et al, that are not shipping units. So the 10th or so seems right with reviews popping up online the night of the 21st.
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    It was stated in the podcast that Apple has NEVER shipped out review units in the past. They are only given out in person. Probably to insure that the embargo is enforced.
     
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    The podcast?
     
  16. MH01 macrumors G4

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    I find the reviews to be somewhat bias, some are blatant . Apple chooses who to send them to, knowing they will get a positive review. First few weeks on MR threads gives me an indicator of how a product actually performs for people.
     
  17. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    To heck with blending...

    I want to see someone smelt the Edition down and measure the gold content :)
     
  18. Julien macrumors G3

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    Sorry, it was mentioned in passing in 8CoreWhore post #10. It is in Gruber's The Talk Show.
     

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