CUPERTINO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – On the first day that Apple Watch became available in the U.S., nearly 1 Million people pre-ordered Apple’s first wearable technology venture.
The hotly-anticipated watch sold out online within hours. Buyers of some models won’t receive their devices until May, while others will have to wait until July.
But now, those who were lucky enough to complete their online orders will have to wait for a year to get their purchased item.
The reason? There was a major production glitch.
While Apple focused on the amazing features of their wrist-size device, developers overlooked one very important, yet simple feature: Daylight Saving Time.
The Apple Watches that have been shipped out of the tech company’s production centers in China are not designed to automatically adjust to Daylight Saving Time. This means that Apple Watch owners in the U.S. willl be thrown off when it comes to telling the time when Daylight Saving Time is in effect.
Apple CEO Tim Cook issued a statement apologizing to Apple fans for the delay in delivery of the hot item, but reiterated that the company will never compromise its credbility and integrity by shipping defective items.
To compensate for the delay, Cook said that all those who pre-ordered the Apple Watch will get a 50% refund of their purchase price.
Apple Watch shipment in countries outside of the U.S. will not be affected by the shipping delay.