gregquinn wrote: »
I assume that means the second batch of SGs - I'm fortunate to have gotten mine delivered on release day
mstone wrote: »
I ordered a Space Gray Sport 42 but then cancelled. I'm going to wait for Gen. 2. I don't wear watches very often anyway. Next year the platform will have matured and become more useful. I'm happy for you early adopters though.
Maybe...Or perhaps I'll never buy one. Usually I am an early adopter, but right now I'm not that impressed with the watch. I went to the store and tried it on. It's ok but, it seemed a bit chunky to me. I think the next gen will be a big improvement. After that it will probably be more incremental. But like I've said, I'm not a big watch person anyway.
That 4th Gen will be a killer: SO worth the wait....
napyblue wrote: »
Ordered space gray. I just searched the Apple website and found no space black offered. What's the deal?
I foolishly delayed ordering until 3:30 AM on April 10th, so I'm still waiting.
I ordered mine just about as quickly as I could after midnight on April 10th, and I'm still waiting. A friend that used the AppleStore app instead of Safari to order his watch (Space Grey Sport with Black Sport Band, identical to mine) ordered his a couple minutes before I did, because apparently you were able to get into the store earlier that night if you used the app rather than using the Web.
We both received the same initial ship date: May 13-27. However, his was shipped early, almost two weeks ago now. I began checking my order status several times a day. I am still waiting. The status hasn't even changed from "Processing Order" to "Preparing for Shipment".
Given these strange data points, I'm not sure anybody can confidently interpret what is going on with supply.
Guess I'm not a lucky one, no date change for me - still says end of May/June and I ordered April 10th ????????????????????
Mine too - ordered 2 sport SG's on April 10. No Love for an AAPL shareholder.
Thats cause they don't like you paying for the Watch with your gains
mstone wrote: »
But like I've said, I'm not a big watch person anyway.
I find ?Pay easy enough with iPhone. It doesn't warrant buying and wearing another device just to make it ever so slightly less effort. It literally takes less than 5 seconds. I wouldn't save any time with the ?Watch, because even with the iPhone, I'm all done paying and still waiting for the clerk to finish scanning the barcodes on my items.
That is undoubtedly true, but it doesn't completely explain why a friend of mine got his 42mm Space Grey Sport delivered early while I am still waiting for the same model. We had the same quoted ship dates (May 13 -27) but he ordered his a couple of minutes earlier and got his 2 weeks ago. I think that Space Grey 42mm was especially supply constrained but Apple is modifying its delivery plan as it goes along, in order to bring more countries online, etc. Mind you, I'm not complaining, unless mine gets shipped outside of the original shipping window. (I'll still happily receive my watch, of course.)
I think that all of this points to significant supply chain issues and not just extreme demand. (There was significant demand, of course, but not as extreme as one might glean from the rapid sellout.)
I will be happy to leave my wallet & iPhone in my briefcase in the car while I go into the convenience store for my morning soda and beef jerky (or whatever). No more fishing for me.
Different people. Different lifestyles. Different use cases.
I too am an Apple shareholder (not that it matters, but just replying to you) that ordered an SG in the wee hours of April 10th.
Since I had an original ship date of May 13-27 and I am still waiting for shipment to begin, then anyone with a ship date of late May/June is not going to get theirs in the next few days at least, and maybe longer.
And, it occurs to me, the less time spent handling the phone the less opportunity to DROP the thing....
for my morning soda and beef jerky
Well you certainly didn't buy the ?Watch for the health monitoring features.