1. Flow39's Avatar
    I was thinking about this recently. Just like with the first gen iPhone and iPad, there were huge lines and people camping out for days. With this being a new first-gen product from Apple, do you think we will see lines like the OG iPhone and iPad? Also, if you plan on buying the  Watch, do you plan on camping out for it?

    I am still hesitant about camping out for it, but I would like to. If the demand is there for the  Watch and there are others going to camp out I will go, but if I can just walk into the Apple Store later on launch day, I probably won't camp out.
    02-27-2015 12:30 AM
  2. Reparkable's Avatar
    I won't. But you know there will always be that certain Apple customer who will
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    02-27-2015 12:45 AM
  3. Dave Marsh's Avatar
    I think people (I know I will) want to check out the models/bands before committing to one. They're going to be expensive, and a specialty accessory. I'm leaning towards the stainless w/link bracelet, but may have to make a different selection based on my budget. So, a preorder is not in the cards for me, and waiting in line for an unknown acceptable configuration isn't either.

    I look forward to going to the store, looking over all the configurations, trying the two sizes on to see which fits best for my wrist, and only then deciding which to buy.
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    02-27-2015 02:35 AM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    I'm interested in the  Watch but don't plan on camping out
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    02-27-2015 08:12 AM
  5. Flow39's Avatar
    I think people (I know I will) want to check out the models/bands before committing to one. They're going to be expensive, and a specialty accessory. I'm leaning towards the stainless w/link bracelet, but may have to make a different selection based on my budget. So, a preorder is not in the cards for me, and waiting in line for an unknown acceptable configuration isn't either.

    I look forward to going to the store, looking over all the configurations, trying the two sizes on to see which fits best for my wrist, and only then deciding which to buy.
    That's a good point. Maybe they won't do pre-orders because of the fact that people will want to try one on and mix and match the bands before buying. I hope if lines do form, they don't make you commit beforehand while you're in line on what watch you want like the iPhones. I'm guessing that if lines form, they will let people into the store to play with the different models and then let them purchase after they have a look at all the band and watch configurations.
    02-27-2015 06:58 PM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Nope, no camping out. Just no.
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    02-27-2015 09:39 PM
  7. Microcosmos's Avatar
    Hmm it seems that Apple is trying a new strategy with letting people try the watch out for a couple of weeks before it goes on sale at the stores. Is this a way to alleviate the hype or will this just make the lines at launch on the 24th of April that much longer I wonder?
    03-11-2015 12:16 AM
  8. Flow39's Avatar
    Hmm it seems that Apple is trying a new strategy with letting people try the watch out for a couple of weeks before it goes on sale at the stores. Is this a way to alleviate the hype or will this just make the lines at launch on the 24th of April that much longer I wonder?
    I personally think they'll be longer. Most people don't know about the  Watch, so by putting it in stores to try on for 2 weeks should increase the amount of people interested in it. I'll be camping out no matter what though
    03-11-2015 12:17 AM
  9. HAWK's Avatar
    I don't camp out.... Unless it's in the forest in my r.v


    Sent from my  iPhone 6 Plus
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    03-11-2015 01:11 AM
  10. cardfan's Avatar
    There will be lines. It's all about where you can buy it at. Only one choice really. I'd say it comes down to wanting a specific model. The black sport. The black stainless steel or a particular band such as Milanese which seems popular.
    03-11-2015 01:22 AM
  11. Flow39's Avatar
    There will be lines. It's all about where you can buy it at. Only one choice really. I'd say it comes down to wanting a specific model. The black sport. The black stainless steel or a particular band such as Milanese which seems popular.
    On Mac Rumors forums, the most popular is the  Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray with Black band. 1/3 of all the voters chose that one as the one they will buy. Unfortunately, that's also the one I want haha

    If I can't get one reserved during pre-orders, I will have to try my luck in line. I will still camp out even if I pre-order though, because I think the atmosphere and hype of the crowds is awesome
    03-11-2015 01:29 AM
  12. PortCity79's Avatar
    Save yourself the time and headache and just a couple more weeks (if they are sold out, which I doubt). You're waiting this long, what's another week or two. This isn't like a high profile college basketball or football game that happens once or twice a year. You will be able to walk in with ease a few weeks after launch and make your purchase.
    03-11-2015 04:37 AM
  13. Flow39's Avatar
    Save yourself the time and headache and just a couple more weeks (if they are sold out, which I doubt). You're waiting this long, what's another week or two. This isn't like a high profile college basketball or football game that happens once or twice a year. You will be able to walk in with ease a few weeks after launch and make your purchase.
    I know, I just like camping out
    03-11-2015 09:21 AM
  14. tyler_barnhardt's Avatar
    I'll be camping out. But that's just because I have a problem...
    03-11-2015 07:32 PM
  15. lazaruz's Avatar
    I was in line for 1st gen ipad. And the 'line' was about 10-20 people long and I had my iPad within a hour of store opening. Which was completely different for ipad 2 or any of the iPhone's. I'm gonna order on line and hope to pickup on the 24th
    03-13-2015 09:29 PM
  16. Flow39's Avatar
    I'll be camping out. But that's just because I have a problem...
    Oh me too I tell people and they just give me a weird look and say, "Really? You would camp out for a phone?"
    03-13-2015 09:34 PM
  17. SmartFah's Avatar
    They'll be lines, but I don't think they'll be huge.

    Since they'll be on display in the stores 2 weeks early, and people will be able to pre-order, that should ease up the need to camp for it.
    03-13-2015 10:30 PM
  18. Premium1's Avatar
    I'm going to wait until more places have it to go and test it out. Not in any hurry to get one, if I decide to get one after playing with one in store anyway.

    Not to mention I have this thing called a job, and not taking off for any piece of tech lol, it's not that important. And the only camping I do is out in the woods.
    03-13-2015 11:17 PM
  19. omakone's Avatar
    They actually are doing pre-orders. The Apple watches will be in the stores starting April 10, that is the same day pre-orders start. I spoke to the local Apple store manager yesterday. I have see a few stores that Apple was going to implement a reservation system to come in and try out the Apple watch. The manager told me that he could not confirm anything but keep checking Apple.com for any new information regarding a reservation system.

    My plan is to check out the watch in store and then pre-order it online. I know that this is going to probably mean I will not get the watch until sometime in May or June, since I live in the pacific timezone and the Apple store does not open until 10am pst/1pm EST. I figure that the initial shipments will be long gone by that time. However, I have yet to be let down by any of my Apple products, but with something as personal as a watch, I want to make sure that it is something that I can live with for the next 2-3 years.
    03-14-2015 11:47 AM
  20. Guacho's Avatar
    I'm gonna pre order first, the 42mm space gray with black band.. I'll then go to the store to check it out... If for some reason Something happens I'd change the order but I doubt it
    03-14-2015 05:48 PM
  21. dchandler's Avatar
    No camping for me, I'm going to preorder
    03-15-2015 10:29 PM
  22. calebt's Avatar
    I don't know, I'm not so sure a watch will attract people like the iPods and iPhones did just my opinion though, maybe the Apple must have people just because its Apple, and nope I never camped or waited in line for any Apple device so you wont see me out there.
    03-16-2015 08:37 AM
  23. Dave Marsh's Avatar
    I plan to preorder on the 10th, for delivery by the 24th. I'll visit the store on the 10th to play with it/look it over. So, yeah, I'm ordering sight unseen. Apple's attention to detail and quality build has never disappointed me, so I'm willing to take a minor risk here. It's unlikely Apple will ship it before I get home from the store, if I change my mind, so plenty of opportunity to cancel/order different item. I just don't want to miss out on getting one from the initial batch and have to wait weeks more if they run out.
    03-19-2015 04:02 AM
  24. therealmatt84's Avatar
    I plan to preorder on the 10th, for delivery by the 24th. I'll visit the store on the 10th to play with it/look it over. So, yeah, I'm ordering sight unseen. Apple's attention to detail and quality build has never disappointed me, so I'm willing to take a minor risk here. It's unlikely Apple will ship it before I get home from the store, if I change my mind, so plenty of opportunity to cancel/order different item. I just don't want to miss out on getting one from the initial batch and have to wait weeks more if they run out.
    Yeah I'll be doing the exact same thing. I'm pretty sure about the one I want and the size. The problem is, is that everyone seems to want the exact same one, black  sport watch.
    03-19-2015 11:07 PM
  25. dpham00's Avatar
    Being that it is highly anticipated, I suspect that there will be a long line
    04-08-2015 12:40 PM
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