Will straps be sold separately? State your side!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by The Doctor11, Mar 5, 2015.

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Will the strap come with the watch?

Poll closed Mar 8, 2015.
  1. It will be sold separately.

    35.9%
  2. It will come with the watch.

    61.5%
  1. The Doctor11, Mar 5, 2015
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    The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Will :apple: Watch straps be come with the watch? For me ever sense September it has been a no brainier that the strap would come with the watch. But I have noticed here on the forums that some people feel strongly the opposite way.

    SO let's see what everyone's thinking before Apple confirms it! This poll will close Sunday before the event and votes will be public. So state your side. Let's see who's right and who's wrong ;)

    EDIT: Oops there seems to be some confusion of the question. This is a poll about whether or not the strap will actually come with the watch part or if it must be bought in addition to the watch.
     
  2. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    i think of course they will. more $ for Apple.
     
  3. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Let's hope not because I don't have more money for Apple...
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Why is this still a question? We already know the answer.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    That would be hilarious if they sold you the watch with no strap. You'd have a iPod nano until you could afford the band.
     
  6. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you asking if straps will be sold separately, or if the watch will come with a strap?

    We already know you can buy the straps separately, not sure if there have been any details regarding what each watch comes with.
     
  7. Seannyb macrumors member

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    I'm guessing you mean they will sell bands separately as accessories, correct?

    The OP is basically asking if you think it will be sold as a pocket watch and then you have to buy a band for more $ if you want a band.

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    I found it a little confusing as well..
     
  8. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm asking about if it will come with the strap. Sorry for any confusion.
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Have you ever heard of a wristwatch not sold with a strap?
     
  10. Piggie macrumors 604

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    A more important question.....

    Will the NEXT apple watch be sold without a strap?

    Say you buy, over the year 4 or 6 or more straps.
    Perhaps you will only want the watch body next time as you already have all the straps you want.
     
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    I made the change to get what I think you were after. If I messed it up, please shoot me a PM as I will be off the site soon. :)
     
  12. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Seeing as this is a brand new device and not really a wristwatch anyway, I'm not sure you can base any old ways of doing anything for this new device.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You're right. The Doctor will have to resort to walking around with the Apple Watch as a pocket watch because he has no money to buy a strap.
     
  14. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    That is correct. Thank you :)
     
  15. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Each watch will come with a base strap included in the selling price. Buyers will have the option to buy straps separately altogether, or upgrade their strap and forgo the base strap (just as you can forgo your base HDD option, and upgrade to an SSD option).

    Example:

    The sport edition aluminum model will come with the colored rubber strap (you can choose your own color, possibly with some limits on clashing colors). However, you will have the option to buy a strap (milanese loop) separately for an additional cost, or upgrade the rubber to some other strap (milanese loop) for an additional cost. Again, possibly with some limitations on combos Apple does not find aesthetically pleasing.
     
  16. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    How much do you think Apple will subtract from the price for upgrading the base strap?
     
  17. troop231 macrumors 603

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    The subtracted amount will be whatever Apple is selling the band for seperately. See this pic for an example: :)

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  18. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I guess. I don't know for some reason that just doesn't seem right to me.
     
  19. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Guess what? Why would they punish you for upgrading bands?
     
  20. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Good question :)
     
  21. troop231 macrumors 603

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    If anything it may delay the shipping time only slightly but that's all I'd say.
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not necessarily. If the Apple case pre-ordered together with the iPhone is any indication, any extra band(s) will ship separately and you may even get it before the Watch + out-of-the-box band arrives.
     
  23. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I think the question should have better been asked: Will the Apple watch come with a strap? And I believe it will come with a strap, you have to choose one from the collection selected for that particular model.
     
  24. dylman macrumors regular

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    Apple are not going to sell a wristwatch that cannot be attached to a wrist.
     
  25. hattonna928 macrumors regular

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    Both. Duh. You get a band by default with whichever watch you buy, and you can buy others separately.
     

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