"However, most of the second-generation units made available for the hands-on session were not actually functional" Sooooo, just like all their other stuff.
Who's up for camping out in line to be the first to get a ZuneRT?
Are there 65 million people left in the world who would wear a new watch? Neither of my kids have ever worn any of the watches I have bought them, and none of their friends do either. Unless this replaces their phones I don't see how this rumour is possible.
But I definitely would like to buy a Tesla rather than a GM. And probably may when the Model X comes out. And I think so would any other sentient male who could afford one. There is no driving reason to buy a Surface anything, at least at those prices when I can get the real deal from Apple for similar price point or an Android much much cheaper.
My last few MBP purchases were via the education store for my kids, but I have bought Apple reconditioned MBPs through SmallDog in the distant past and they were excellent machines. This is great to get more Macs out to the masses. Next they should be selling Refurbed MBPs at Target.