TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-10: Apple Watch Pre-order Wrap Up

12:59 PM, Apr. 10th, 2015 ·

{primary_category}

Apple Watch pre-orders kicked off at 12:01AM pacific time this morning, and the TMO crew was up to see how it played out. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about the pre-order process and how it played out for them, plus they debate whether or not Apple should've started try-on appointments a week ahead of pre-order sales.

Raymond James Downgrades AAPL Because Apple Watch isn’t Insanely Great

11:42 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 ·

Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt downgraded Apple from "Outperform" to "Market Perform" on Friday over concerns that Apple Watch won't live up to investor expectations. His concern is that, following early product reviews, Apple Watch won't hit the "insanely great benchmark."

The Mac Observer Spin The Mac Observer Spin is how we show you what our authors think about a news story at quick glance. Read More →

Apple seems to have sold through its Apple Watch inventory fairly quickly. Either Apple made almost none and the few people who wanted the company's new smartwatch snapped one up right away, or there's more interest than Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt thinks.

TMO’s Apple Watch FAQ

11:06 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 ·

Ready to buy an Apple Watch, but have a few questions before pulling out your credit card? We have answers. TMO rounded up the questions we're hearing most often in a handy list, and if there's more you need to know, we'll add that, too. Read on to get your Apple Watch questions answered.

Apple Watch AppleCare Priced at $49, $69, $1,500

9:33 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 ·

AppleCare for the Apple Watch you stayed up late to order—or are planning to order soon—will cost you US$49 for the Apple Watch Sport, $69 for the stainless steel Apple Watch, and $1,500 for the Apple Watch Edition. Turns out the prices leaked several days ago was wrong across the board.

The Mac Observer Spin The Mac Observer Spin is how we show you what our authors think about a news story at quick glance. Read More →

The cost for AppleCare for the Apple Watch is probably where it should be, but it does seem kind of crazy that you can buy two 128GB iPad Airs for the price of AppleCare on the Apple Watch Edition.

OS X: Getting the Size of Mailboxes

8:55 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 ·

Ever wondered how you could see which of your mailboxes take up the most space and clean them out accordingly? That's the purpose of today's Quick Tip! Melissa Holt will go over the ins and outs of this feature, so if you've got a very bloated Mail program, now's your chance to…let some air out of it? We're not sure where we were going with that analogy.

New MacBook Also Available on Apple Store, Most Ship in 1-3 Days

5:24 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 ·

MacBook

Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the Apple Watch, the venerable Mac gets a shoutout, too: Apple's new MacBook is also available. The Apple Store is showing shipping times of 1-3 days for most models, but the 512GB Gold model has a shipping time of 3-4 weeks as of this writing.

Apple Watch Ship Times Slip to June

4:51 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 ·

Apple Watch Ship Times Slip to June

It's official: Apple Watch preorders are off the chart. Within two minutes, shipping times slipped from a range of April 24th through May 8th to a range of May 13th through May 27th. Within a half hour, shipping estimates had slipped to June.