Photos and video show first Apple Watch try-on sessions in Australia and Asia

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in Apple Watch edited April 2015
Apple Watch is now available to try on at Apple Store locations in Australia and East Asia, and while preorders have not yet gone live, a number of customers are posting photos and video from their sessions.


Source: Instagram users Justyn K. and Skye Zhai


As with previous Apple product launches -- although in this case customers can only look, not buy -- Australians get first crack at Apple Watch hardware. A number of customers who were able to score a try-on reservation posted images of the session on various social media networks.

Starting today, customers around the world will be able to get their hands on Apple's much anticipated watch. Apple is conducting 15-minute try-on meetings by reservation only and will start preorders later tonight.

Customers interested in Apple Watch Edition models, which start at $10,000, get special treatment that includes 30 minutes of hands-on time with the device. However, only 53 Apple Stores will initially have sample stock of the solid gold models, with current availability focused on densely populated urban centers.




Apple Watch goes on sale on Friday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific via the Online Apple Store. Those looking to buy an Apple Watch can refer to AppleInsider's purchasing guide to help streamline the decision making process.

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  • Reply 1 of 83
    adrayvenadrayven Posts: 460member
    What video? Am I the only one not seeing a video as the title says? They just flat out lying to us now to get us to click on articles? lol
  • Reply 2 of 83
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 2,493member

    The 42mm size looks to be too large for most people.

  • Reply 3 of 83

    "Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."

  • Reply 4 of 83
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    Originally Posted by otterfish View Post

     

    "Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."




    ...

     

  • Reply 5 of 83
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    cpsro wrote: »
    The 42mm size looks to be too large for most people.

    Some Aussie posters on MacRumors are saying the watches look smaller than they expected.
  • Reply 6 of 83
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,179member
    Apple Store employees are going to be touching a lot of wrists..
  • Reply 7 of 83
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,179member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by otterfish View Post

     

    "Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."


     

    There's worse things, like the fact that we massacre each other on a daily basis and are raping the planet. Oh, and some of us spend all our days on internet forums hating on gadgets from a certain comapny. 

  • Reply 8 of 83
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,985member
    sog35 wrote: »
    You are the primitive one who thinks this is simply a watch

    Then why name it a watch?
  • Reply 9 of 83
    entropysentropys Posts: 1,852member
    otterfish wrote: »
    "Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."

    It's also pretty neat that many of these ape descended life forms don't recognise a quote from what Wikipedia will eventually become.

    Just remember chaps, "don't panic"
  • Reply 10 of 83
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,179member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    Then why name it a watch?

     

    Airtight logic there, sir. It's not like they named the iPhone, the iPhone, right?

  • Reply 11 of 83
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,985member
    slurpy wrote: »
    Airtight logic there, sir. It's not like they named the iPhone, the iPhone, right?

    Back then the phone part was indeed a primary function, so the naming made sense. Airtight all the way.
  • Reply 12 of 83
    danielswdanielsw Posts: 905member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    Then why name it a watch?



    So what would YOU name it, wise guy? It goes on the wrist. It quacks like a duck. So call it a watch, for convenience sake, for familiarity sake. Simple.

  • Reply 13 of 83
    danielswdanielsw Posts: 905member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by otterfish View Post

     

    "Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."




    It's NOT utterly insignificant. It's our home.

     

    We're NOT descended from apes. That was a Darwinian misconception which too many stupid people swallowed.

     

    The ?Watch IS a neat idea which will prove itself, not to the knuckle draggers, but to the enlightenable souls who can simply look at something and perceive its usefulness which will only increase over time.

  • Reply 14 of 83
    danielswdanielsw Posts: 905member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Cpsro View Post

     

    The 42mm size looks to be too large for most people.




    No it doesn't. It'll sell like hotcakes.

  • Reply 15 of 83
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,985member
    danielsw wrote: »

    So what would YOU name it, wise guy? It goes on the wrist. It quacks like a duck. So call it a watch, for convenience sake, for familiarity sake. Simple.

    Be creative, like with the iPod, and iPad. They spent years designing it, and after all that time the best name they could come up with was Apple Watch?
  • Reply 16 of 83

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  • Reply 17 of 83
    otterfish wrote: »
    "Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."

    Awesome post. Ignore the people who don't understand the reference. It made my day.
  • Reply 18 of 83
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    adrayven wrote: »
    What video? Am I the only one not seeing a video as the title says? They just flat out lying to us now to get us to click on articles? lol

    lay off the tinfoil. they aren't lying, they're just using some crummy video plugin that isn't working
  • Reply 19 of 83
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,417member
    Hmm... I wonder if anyone is livestreaming on Periscope or Meerkat...
  • Reply 20 of 83
    tobiwantobiwan Posts: 71member
    dasanman69 wrote: »
    Be creative, like with the iPod, and iPad. They spent years designing it, and after all that time the best name they could come up with was Apple Watch?

    How soon you forget all of the criticisms and jokes of iPad. Geez
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