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The point is that the race to the bottom affects quality. Granted, Apple's margins are very high, and a company could be successful with lower margins, but the rest of the industry seems to take it to the opposite extreme. The poster who you replied to essentially got the Moto 360 for $79. A cheap Fossil or Swatch cost that much. 
In a promo video it looked like a hockey puck strapped to the PR woman's wrist. I've heard with the 2nd version they discovered the lugs that give a regular watch a more hexagonal look, and they are also working on a smaller version. The challenge facing everyone is how to ensure decent battery life in a smaller device. Apple was smart to introduce a size and multiple styles that could appeal to women. 
It sounds like they think the Edition will do well in China.
Most likely Apple doesn't quite know what versions will sell better than others and does not want to be stuck with a bunch of unsold inventory. Maybe someone was going to get a stainless steel but read Joanna Stern's review and decided to get a Sport or wait for the next generation. Or maybe someone is interested in a Modern Buckle but tries it on in store and decides to go for a Classic buckle or Milanese loop. It's all new territory for Apple.
 Except that Apple has already said that they won't sell watches to walk-ins, at least not initially. All the initial stock is allocated to reservations made online.  I wouldn't be so sure about the round watch. It's not as if it never occurred to Apple that a watch could be round. Jony Ive is a huge fan of mechanical watches. I think that they made a conscious decision that a square screen is ideal for a wrist-worn wearable device. I think we'll see additional bands, to...
"The apology was delivered on-air by McDowell earlier today. "The Fox Business Network would like to make it clear that we in no way believe that [Cook is a bigot]. Mr. Cook runs a company that is an American success story and Apple has become a worldwide brand," he said. Just a minor point. Dagen McDowell is a woman.
 Sales associates at carrier stores get better incentives for selling Android phones because the OEMs have to offer incentives to push stock. This was especially true of Samsung in the last year.
 I think the retail strategy makes a lot of sense. Nordstrom likely wouldn't be interested in the Edition, but they do sell watches in the price range of the Apple Watch (stainless steel) and Sport, so they would likely be interested in those for the holidays. Ron Johnson doesn't have the fashion connections that Angela Ahrendts does. If anything, his experience at JC Penney shows that Apple Store as envisioned by Steve Jobs and Ron Johnson is not a translatable experience...
It's like the original MacBook Air (which was the first Mac I ever purchased for myself and one that I'll never regret, even though I got the second generation less than year later). It's not quite ready to replace the current MacBook Air, just as the MBA wasn't quite ready to replace the original MacBook until October 2010, but it is time for it to be released. I'm sure I'm going to love it. After more than 5 years of using a MacBook Air I switched to the rMBP in 2013. I...
 Conceptually, it's not much different from the original MacBook Air. Right now it is a niche device, and so exists alongside the current MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines (just as the original Air existed alongside the then-current MacBook and MacBook Pro lines). Eventually, once USB Type C becomes more common, and Intel improves the GPU in the 4.5W chips, we'll probably see the MacBook replace the Air, in much the same way that the Air replaced the original MacBook in...
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