One thing abnormal about the latest product release by Apple is the shortage they have been facing everywhere. The unavailability of Apple Watch units in retail stores at launch is shocking. If you were wanting to get your hands on one you would have had to order the device online initially. Of course Apple has now made it available in stores for purchase, they made it appointment based just to try them on. You weren’t even allowed to buy them after you tried them. You simply were just there to see if you liked it or not.
Now that we are a week into the demand of the Apple Watch this is what Apple CFO Luca Maestri told Bloomberg Businessweek “Apple is “working very, very hard” to meet the strong demands for Apple Watch.” The demand is so great that it has Apple trying to play catch up all the way through the end of June, according to executives.
“It’s been really great to see the reaction of customers since their watches started arriving beginning Friday morning. The response has been overwhelmingly positive,” stated Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Allow the shipment windows have been slow they appear to be looking up. If you aren’t already on the list to get yours don’t get your hopes up if you’re looking to get it before the end of June. Maybe by the time Apple catches up with the demand for the Apple Watch, they will have additional band options that are rumored to be available between the different models.
I for one am not looking to get the Apple Watch but that doesn’t mean that the product does not impress me. I’m just simply surprised that it took Apple this long to release such a product as I’ve been wearing a Pebble Watch for nearly a year and they were around well before I ever got one. I know Apple Watch and the Pebble Watch are two different things, even in my opinion they are, but it still surprises me that Apple waited this long to capitalize on this market.
Are you an Apple Watch fan? Is this something that interests you enough to brave the long wait to get a product that might possibly be in their second installment of software before you even get it? Let us know in the comment section below.
Source: Bloomberg Business