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As we all know, it was the Android fan who started the fight and the Apple fan was simply defending himself. Android fans seem to have a violent hatred towards Apple and I'm just not sure why. It can't be old fashioned American patriotism since most Android phones are from Chinese companies, which makes this even more curious. One would think, in America at least, that there would be greater support for the home team, but that just isn't the case. The hatred has been...
I'm not sure why it's hard to imagine a scenario where when you buy an Apple Watch, you first select the watch version you want (sport / color, stainless / color, edition / color), then the second step is to select the band or bands you want, with suggestions from Apple on which they feel work best with your watch selection or what is trending, if you're unsure which to choose.   And if you had to bring your watch in for service, it's not like it would be a problem to just...
Apple has done a lot of things that other companies haven't done and just because no other watch company is selling the watch separate from the band doesn't mean it's not a smart way of doing things.  And there is no reason to suggest they simply offer the cheapest sport band as the stock config, as there will be plenty of people who want / expect to have either leather or link bands.  I would think that offering the bands separately, Apple might even get more add-on...
As a product manufacturer, especially when the product you're making does not have a competitive or existing track record, launch quantities and product mix are effectively set by someone (or multiple people) guessing at the numbers.  Even Apple works this way.  Sure, there might be some computer models used to help refine numbers, but at the end of the day, they're still simply weighing their guess against production capacity.  When they have a hit product, like they did...
I'm definitely going to pick one of these up - the 1.2gHz, 500gb version, for business travel.  As much as I really love my '13 15" rMBP (2.7 / 16 / 500 model), it's more power than I need while on the road, not to mention the extra weight it adds to my bag.  The screen size will be the only negative, but I'll gladly make that trade for the weight and battery savings.
Clearly, I recognize that there is a difference between a classic mechanical watch and a smart watch, but as many have pointed out over the past 6 months, lots of people buy, collect and wear mechanical watches because of the art and science of classic timepieces. I'm intrigued by the Watch, because of the tech of it and the fact that I've been an Apple follower and user of their products for more than 25 years, and may possibly get one myself, but it would likely be a...
Of course that is the likely scenario.  Their watches do what clearly a decent number of people want them to do (and nothing more), which is why they'll keep going even with the Apple Watch on the market.  I'm still not sold on the Watch as something I'd want / use and I'm guessing I'm not alone in my questions about whether there is enough function to give up wearing my Seiko Automatic.   In fact, the thing I'm really wanting is to get my late grandfathers 1932 Elgin...
Of course I know that Apple is constantly working to manage supply vs demand.  I'm just saying that there seems to be more issues of their not keeping up with short-term demand, which should be triggering some action points on their part, in an effort to get on top of high launch quantities.  I'm guessing that those people who are seeing July ship dates will likely see shortened timeframes as Apple opens the tap,  much like what happened with the iP6 and 6+.
Instead of opening more factories to ensure launch product availability, Apple could delay launch dates until more product is on-hand.  It's a challenge for sure - It's always better to have less quantity than demand (to a point), compared to too much product and not enough demand.
As much as Apple eclipses most other companies in regards to managing supply chain, they do seem to have hiccups with new product launches.  It's understandable when the forecast is blown away by demand, but much like the iPhone 6 and 6+, the Watch not having enough quantity to even keep up with the first few days of pre-orders, tells me Apple is either having issues with yield or they forecast really low given the flops that most other smartwatches have experienced.
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