Apple Watch may be sold through carriers starting Sept 25

Apple Watch may be sold through carriers starting Sept 25
Apple has been very protective of its Watch since its launch. There have been very limited stores in which to buy the smartwatch, specifically Apple stores and Best Buy. But, it looks like at least two of the four major carriers in the US may start selling the watch next Friday, the same day as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus release. Surprisingly, those two carriers may be T-Mobile and Sprint, not Verizon and AT&T. 

9to5Mac has obtained an internal Sprint inventory document that reportedly reveals September 25th as the day that the Apple Watch will be making its way to carrier stores. The documents show that Sprint will be offering both sizes of the Apple Watch and will have the Sport and the standard Watch in stainless steel and possibly also the new Space Black stainless steel. Unsurprisingly, the Apple Watch Edition is not expected to be in Sprint stores. Pricing all seems to match up with Apple's standards, which means $349.99 for the 38mm Sport, $399.99 for the 42mm Sport, $549.99 for the 38mm steel Watch, and $599.99 for the 42mm steel Watch. 

Interestingly, while there are alternate watch bands on the Sprint inventory, they are all third-party bands. It doesn't appear that Sprint will be selling any official Apple-made bands. The watch bands listed are made by CaseMate and Mophie instead. 

As of right now, that is the best evidence around that the Apple Watch will be found in carrier stores on September 25th. 9to5Mac has reported rumors about AT&T also carrying the Apple Watch the same day, and T-Mobile's John Legere has tweeted about carrying the Watch, though no date was ever mentioned there. The only carrier without rumors of carrying the Apple Watch is Verizon, so we'll have to see how that goes. 

source: 9to5Mac

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21 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

Sick of smartwatches.

3. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

imagine a world where all smartwatches where less than 100dollars. the prices of smartwatches are absurd because that is where the profit is from. android manufacturers dont profit from phones except sammy.

9. gaming64 unregistered

Probably yes. Samsung is the only OEM that's growing at a rapid rate. I also wish people would stop making smartwatches. What else do you possibly need with a small screen that offers limited to no functionality and needs to be recharged over a normal watch that could last over 2 years?

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You need variety to your watches, smart or otherwise. You don't wear a jacket or a shirt forever, eventually its relegated to Pajama wear or a shoveling the snow jacket or a donation jacket. Same thing applies to jewelry like watches. More the merrier. If they look disgusting like this watch though, then I agree. Stop making them.

2. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

they are starting to sell through carriers because it will make it easier for americans to buy it. same logic with the Iphones, sell with contract and alot of people buy it because it is easier on them. eventually it may boost the watch sales.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2809; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha because the iwatch sucks and people are not buying this crappy watch!

5. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

u dont need to bash them, as an android user ill have to tell u to find better ways to vent ur anger.

6. gaming64 unregistered

Finally, found an Android user I wished every Android user were.

7. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

bro im totally cool with Apple and everything they do. and im a hardcore android user. the whole apple hate really gets on my nerves.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No one hates Apple. I hate that a company that has $200BN in cash keep pawning off half-assed BS and its praised and when other do it, they are criticized. That's what we hate about Apple and their ignorant fans. I dont hate Apple, I hate that the iPhone wont let me do simple stuff that smartphones before it did, yet its costs equal or more than my phone that does everything I need.

10. gaming64 unregistered

So you hate how they treat their customers? Nobody ever complained about that. You also let me down in the last paragraph. Do you need to have every desktop feature you need, it's just a mobile device, not a powerhouse. And stop your pathetic, green-thumb catching, trolling, ignorant trolling.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I didnt say I needed desktop features on a phone, I did say I need a phone that did the thngs smartphones did in the past. For example: The 2 main features of a device I must have - I must have mass storage. I need to be able to carry my personal data and have access to it, with convoluted workarounds that suck. Next, I need to be able to transfer any file type over some form of private connection whether it be WiFi or BT. So in the case I dont bring a data cable, and someone laptop or phone offers one of those 2 things, I can still give them the data I want. Especially in cases where the files are big and cant be emailed. Also, before you ask, no I dont want to carry around a USB. That si what the phone is suppose to offer. Yes I do not like how Apple treats it customers. They are ripoffs. Apple is doing now with phones and tablets, what video game companies tried to do back in the 80 and 90's. They tried to milk people for every penny with meeger upgrades to system when better stuff was available. It wasn't until Microsoft got into the game and made one machine that lasted 5 years that they tried to do better. Also liek I said, Apple gets praised for thinsg others get criticized about. Samsung was basically killed for making a snartwatch that was tied to a phone and not standlone. 2 years later they had a standalone device which they still wasnt praised for until now. Apple comes 3 years after the first Gear device and makes a watch that does even less and is also not standalone, and that fact was omitted from even being discussed. It does far less 3 years later than the Gear and costs as much as $10,000. That si stupid. First off I would never pay $10,000 for any timepiece not even a Rolex, but I'd buy a Rolex first. Apple makes a lot of money because they are scam artists. To sell def**ked hardware at the price of todays hardware is deliberately misleading even if they do tell you want it is. If I go an by a Toyota for example, I dont expect it to cost as much as a Lexus. Also I never troll. I speak facts. Sorry you cant handle the truth.

12. mrochester

Posts: 938; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Then the iPhone is not for you.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're right its not. I've had them and iPad's too. The iPhone 4 was the best smart I bought at that time, but wasnt the best I've ever owned. The Droid Incredible by HTC was the best smartphone I ever owned until I got a galaxy S 3. I have had lots of smart devices. My first smart device was a Windows Pocket PC/Windows Mobile. I tried Palm OS too, Blackberry OS and others. A smartphone is basically a small handheld computer, so yes it should have more desktop-like functions beyond just email. I want the same benefits. When I install an app, I want it to be my app of choice. I dont want to install the app I like, for example a browser, but by default it only can use the default install browser when I click links. I also l=want useful hardware features. Gimmicks are on to a point. Samsung over did it on the S4, did better on the S5 and the S6 is amazing. But the iPhone is priced like a feature ridden device and its not. I am so disappointed I have a $400 ipad here and with iOS9 I cant even have splitscreen. People keep saying you cant have such with 1GB of RAM. That si a lie. Smsung has lots of devices with 1GB of RAM which offer some type of splitscreen/Milti-window capability. But see none of the fans will ever admit that, because thay means questioning their two-bit god. So since I have no allegence to any OEM whatsoever, I will blast all of them. I blasted HTC for starting off good and then going bad, same for RIM and Nokia. Now its Apple. Right now Samsung is the only one bring true tech to the table and they get bashed, while the thieving fruitcake gets all the praise.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're right its not. I've had them and iPad's too. The iPhone 4 was the best smart I bought at that time, but wasnt the best I've ever owned. The Droid Incredible by HTC was the best smartphone I ever owned until I got a galaxy S 3. I have had lots of smart devices. My first smart device was a Windows Pocket PC/Windows Mobile. I tried Palm OS too, Blackberry OS and others. A smartphone is basically a small handheld computer, so yes it should have more desktop-like functions beyond just email. I want the same benefits. When I install an app, I want it to be my app of choice. I dont want to install the app I like, for example a browser, but by default it only can use the default install browser when I click links. I also l=want useful hardware features. Gimmicks are on to a point. Samsung over did it on the S4, did better on the S5 and the S6 is amazing. But the iPhone is priced like a feature ridden device and its not. I am so disappointed I have a $400 ipad here and with iOS9 I cant even have splitscreen. People keep saying you cant have such with 1GB of RAM. That si a lie. Smsung has lots of devices with 1GB of RAM which offer some type of splitscreen/Milti-window capability. But see none of the fans will ever admit that, because thay means questioning their two-bit god. So since I have no allegence to any OEM whatsoever, I will blast all of them. I blasted HTC for starting off good and then going bad, same for RIM and Nokia. Now its Apple. Right now Samsung is the only one bring true tech to the table and they get bashed, while the thieving fruitcake gets all the praise.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17041; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You'd have a point if you were forced to buy an iPhone. You're not, and neither is anyone else. Well, maybe Apple employees, I'm not sure. I don't hate Apple or their users. I strongly dislike some of their business practices aimed at stifling the innovation of others and stealing the creations of others and claiming it as their own. But I also have to say, in all fairness, that those activities have dropped drastically since Tim Cook took the reins. Apple are competing in market, not the courtroom, and it's a welcome change. Yes, some Apple fans are asshats, but so are some of the fans of every platform. Yes, Apple does get a pass from the media most of the time, but so what? That didn't stop me from getting my Note 4. Won't stop me from getting my Note 5 if I decide to go for it.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30660; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's wassup bro, just let people use what they want. All these companies are hella greedy, Apples just the best at being greedy. +1 yo

17. Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I don't see a bash on Apple, if it's TRUE what he said. I use iPhone 6, Note 4 and Samsung Gear S with a SIM card in it... I CAN afford a AppleWatch, but it's a tiny crappy looking girly watch, so I'll pass... Same for iWatch2. O.o @WeezyF

15. gotohoward

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

I certainly won't buy a watch that's a glorified Casio watch from yesteryear. I could get a Casio that does more in different ways for 50 bucks and no battery issues. I can do so little on a smart watch, and the things that it would do like notify me is more of a bother since I need a phone and larger surface size to do anything. I would much rather have a fantastic watch that last for years if not a lifetime.

16. gotohoward

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 03, 2015

btw, these companies won't stop charging 800 bucks for their top phones unless the public stops buying them.

18. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Now you can have your wallet raped by both Apple and your carrier!

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