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7/27/2015
02:05 PM

Apple Watch Coming To Best Buy Aug. 7

The Apple Watch is moving out of the high-end boutique world and into big-box retail through a Best Buy partnership.

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progman2000
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7/27/2015 | 5:05:58 PM
If the Apple Watch turns out to be a huge success...
I will be shocked - I see this thing being a dud and expect sales numbers to be a disappointment. And a $10,000 version? Please.

But if anyone can prove me wrong it would be Apple.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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7/27/2015 | 8:32:40 PM
Re: If the Apple Watch turns out to be a huge success...
I think it is wise on Apple's part to have Apple watches sold from Best Buy. I think it is a good marketing strategy and will increase the sales. Wih that being said, I will still not be purchasing it.
Angelfuego
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Angelfuego,
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7/27/2015 | 8:34:12 PM
Re: If the Apple Watch turns out to be a huge success...
I congur with you progman. I think a $10,000 version is utterly ridiculous. Also, its a shame that Apple does not properly pay its employees in its factories.
Gary_EL
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7/28/2015 | 2:09:49 AM
Re: If the Apple Watch turns out to be a huge success...
The fun is going to start when Apple customers try to get tech support for synching their watches to their iPhones from $10/hour high school age Best Buy clerks. I presume the $10,000 version won't be sold in the same store where millions shop for dog food and bathroom supplies.
shamika
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shamika,
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7/28/2015 | 6:33:09 AM
Re: If the Apple Watch turns out to be a huge success...
Well in my understanding Apple doesn't place as much importance on voice control. Do you think it will be a disadvantage?
shamika
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shamika,
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7/28/2015 | 6:35:45 AM
Re: If the Apple Watch turns out to be a huge success...
A recent article said you need to own an iPhone in order to use the Apple Watch, and it will only work with the iPhone 5S upwards. If  that is the case what about  iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C users?
progman2000
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progman2000,
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7/28/2015 | 7:24:06 AM
Re: If the Apple Watch turns out to be a huge success...
Eh, the high school age Best Buy clerks are probably the best suited to figured out how to sync the watches with the phones. Still, yes it seems ridiculous to pat 10 grand for an electronic watch that you potentially need to go to the Geek Squad to troubleshoot.

I'm curious as to what makes the 10k version different than the others, but not curious enough to spend the 90 seconds to google it.
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