Humor: Apple Watch not shipping on time?


Well, another “Apple event” has arrived. Have you ordered your Apple Watch? Or, perhaps you were somewhat close to one of only a handful of locations around the world that are selling the watch off the shelves.

Everywhere else is merely a showroom, or you happen to be waiting for your Apple Watch to be delivered post-haste. The sad reality is however, not everyone that clogged the internet on April 10th to pre-order their Apple Watch will be getting it right away. Certainly some of the orders have shipped, but we do not know how many.

If you have been following your order, chances are you may be concerned about not receiving some kind of notification that says your Apple Watch has shipped. For those whose email inbox remains without such news, there may yet be help. Think of it is a crisis center hotline. All over the country and around the world there may be someone you can talk to, to help you during this difficult time of waiting (im)patiently for weeks, or months.

source: The Joy of Tech

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40 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

This watch is a waste of money!

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

to be honest, after i saw unbox therapy showed the apple watch, the watch looks better than the other smart watches. not saying its beautiful but it does look better. that said, i still wont buy it. battery is my top priority.

8. spyhartigan

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Hey Jay, please do not make an opinion while you're drunk.

12. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

please dont spy on me hartigan.

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Have you seen it in person? Because I have. It isn't nice at all. The Moto 360 is a ton better. It looks tacky (even though the metal is sturdy). The UI sucks, and I was using it when it was mounted to a display. Using it on your wrist must be horrible. It isn't very responsive either. People with big fingers also will have a hard time pressing the right thing.

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I quite agree. It's surprisingly bulky and unwieldy. There's more to it than just the block of metal and glass that they like showing. It makes the Microsoft Band look svelte!

26. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Uhm it's not a person. It's a watch so the proper question would be "Have you actually seen the device?"

27. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's an expression...

29. waddup121 unregistered

All I'm gonna say: Techrax. Watch his video. If you dare drop that smart watch (sport edition), it's gonna break.

3. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

I believe Smart Watches aren't smart enough, at least for now.. and this apple watch is epitome of wastage of money!

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So don't buy it.

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I don't think he is going to buy it, because from the looks of things even Apple fans don't want to buy it. From the prices on ebay where a thousand Apple Watches are selling, a good number are selling below retail price and it is the release window. Even the Edition versions are pretty much selling for cost from the few that have sold. Usually shortages mean a premium price on the product on auction sites, but in this case it seems only resellers bought the Apple watches sold so far and no one seems to be buying it off them online.

20. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Apple sold out in less than 6 hours. How many do you think they sold? A few thousands? Millions? Are you sure it's not in demand? Got any proof?

24. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

News is out (cnet) that people originally quoted to get their Apple Watch in June are now being told their watch is being prepared to ship. Turns out they have more left over than originally expected. Most of the "Sold" Apple watches on ebay are either at retail or below and it has been just released yesterday. I guess we will see the numbers in a few days as it will be expected from Apple. If the numbers don't live up to expectations they will mix them with other things like strap numbers to fudge it. If it sells as expected they will release numbers for all the watches combined (doubt they'll do individual ever).

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Also forgot to mention, there was an article on here a while ago which polled people who pre-ordered Apple watches. They said that there was a purchase rate of 1.3 per person. Which means a lot of people being polled were buying it to resell at least 1 watch (unless they bought it for someone else as well, unlikely though). Usually those people want to get as many as they can to resell as is the case with a lot of iPhone release time sales. But usually the iPhones sell for a premium, even if slightly. The Apple Watches right now though are selling for at retail or slightly under which can't be good.

35. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

That is Apple's way of selling. They make a limited number of devices. They sell out. It drives the want/ slash need for the phone, because no one can find it anywhere. Then Apple releases another batch and everyone gets their phone. Very smart tactic. Drive sales by makiing it seem like you cant get one.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Cue darkjedi in 3...2...1...

5. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I'm not saying Apple watch is not good I'm saying all smart watches are bad and a waste of money but specially the Apple watches priced more than 349$ they are the worst.

11. gaming64 unregistered

Smartwatches arent really a thing you know? It aint a single device. Its more of an extension of your phone, it wont operate alone. People should know that.

13. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Apple told you that, right? Smartwatches need to operate independently. Yes they're connected to our phones, but don't need one to function properly. And nothing betas the elegance of a mechanical watch.

36. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

What is your point in regards to the other comment? That they should be independent or not?

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

if they need "smart" phone to operate, then those watch aint smart" at all..

38. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Some do operate independently of a phone.

6. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

It is sad that these angry calls don't go to the people who deserves them,instead they go to employers who work at customer services.

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Pebble still seems like the better choice, can do the stuff I think you only really will be using a watch for, incoming calls/sms, time and such, so yeah dunno why smart watches need to be more 'advanced' then pebble, I mean can anyone of you name a feature that you think you will actually realistically use often, a situation where simply lifting out your phone and using it isn't better then working with a tiny screen that the watches have.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Simple, integration. The Apple Watch works seamlessly with iOS ecosystem. The pebble is only a basic notification watch that gets the job done with good aesthetics. The steel, not that kiddy looking bubble gum machine watch they released first.

19. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Ok, see this is where you are going to have to elaborate, because "simple integration" is one of those things that sound big, but what does it actually mean for you? what is it it integrates that the other devices out there does not do exactly the same off? I mean android easily syncs up with the vast majority of watches by just using running the respective app once. So is it that you do not need to find and install the right app? is that really even a problem or 'too' much? find app on store, download, click it, done?

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

iOS ecosystem syncs well with iOS capable devices. Are you living in a cave or did that just fly over your head in my last response?

33. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No, and no need to throw insults, I'm asking, how does it 'sync well' compared to other devices? is it because you do not need to use (maybe even one time) an app to make the device sync with the other device? is that what you mean by syncing/simple integration?, is it the fact that you do not need to find and run the appropriate app? Syncing is not really an issue on a lot of platforms so yeah. I've personally never seen any real issues that couldn't be summed up to user error on android devices. And no that isn't a jab at apple users needing 'simple' stuff.

37. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

No way...................I didn't know that.

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