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Time To Place Those Rose Gold iPhone 6s Pre-Orders

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It’s 2:54am EST so in approx. 6 minutes the pre-orders for Apple’s new iPhone 6S will go live and I am ready for it.

Apple Store website open on Safari on both iMac and Macbook Pro plus the Apple Store app open on iPad and iPhone since most of the time those are the one to go live first.

I will be getting a pair of 64GB T-Mobile Rose Gold iPhone 6 for the wife and daughter.

Hopefully I will be done and in bed by 3:05am.

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Apple Watch Won’t Be Sold In Stores For Months Only Online

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No Apple Watch In-Store Purchase Until At Least June

According to a leaked memo from Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts. Apple won’t be selling the Apple Watch in it’s stores at least until June. The only way to secure an Apple Watch for now will be to order it from Apples Online Store.

Internal Memo

Team,

On behalf of Tim and the rest of the executive team, I want to thank you very much for making last Friday's debut of Apple Watch unforgettable. The Previews going on in our stores and support from our Contact Centers are unlike anything we have done before.

The feedback from customers is overwhelmingly positive. They are excited about Apple Watch, and your teams are creating fantastic experiences for them. Customers who pre-ordered will start receiving deliveries next Friday as planned, and I know you will do a great job helping them get set up.

Many of you have been getting questions asking if we will have the watch available in store on April 24 for walk-in purchases. As we announced last week, due to high global interest combined with our initial supply, we are only taking orders online right now. I'll have more updates as we get closer to in-store availability, but we expect this to continue through the month of May. It has not been an easy decision, and I want to share with you the thinking behind it.

It's important to remember that Apple Watch is not just a new product but an entirely new category for us. There's never been anything quite like it. To deliver the kind of service our customers have come to expect - and that we expect from ourselves - we designed a completely new approach. That's why, for the first time, we are previewing a new product in our stores before it has started shipping.

Apple Watch is also our most personal product yet, with multiple case and band options because it's an object of self-expression. Given the high interest and initial supply at launch, we will be able to get customers the model they want earlier and faster by taking orders online.

I know this is a different experience for our customers, and a change for you as well. Are we going to launch every product this way from now on? No. We all love those blockbuster Apple product launch days - and there will be many more to come. They're the moments where you, our teams, shine. And our customers love them as well!

Apple Watch is an exciting new product and we are at the start of a very exciting time at Apple. You're the best team on earth and you are doing an amazing job.

For customers who want to buy a watch, please continue to help them place their order online. Also make sure they know that, wherever they buy, Apple will provide them with a great Personal Setup experience - either online or in our stores. This includes syncing their Apple Watch with their iPhone and teaching them about all the incredible features of their new Apple Watch.

Thank you very much again, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Best always,

Angela

I went to try the Apple Watch & It’s Beautiful

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At The Lehigh Valley Apple Store

I went to see the Apple Watch in “person” at the Apple Store in Lehigh Valley, PA at around 6-7pm yesterday and even at that time and the Watch not been actually for sale the store was packed.

There were an unusual number of uniformed security guards but that it’s totally understandable as the high volume of customer and new smaller device may tempt some nefarious actors.

Try On Time

I arrived at the store and immediately was lead to the display by an employee that proceeded to open the drawer and ask me which one I wanted to try. I asked to try the one I had pre-ordered the 42mm Space Gray and I just loved how it looked on my wrist. They definitely look smaller than on pictures and even more elegant.

My wife also try the one she pre-ordered the 38mm Silver with the Pink band and now she can’t wait until June when her’s is supposed to arrive.

Loop On Try-ons But Demo Units Working

Some reports said that no demo units will be available but there were a bunch of them available to test and all of them were been try by curious customers. I saw all kinds of demographics showing strong interest on the Watch.

Did I Liked?

YES, a lot thats all I can say.