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China’s ‘Gadget Guy’ Releases The World’s First Apple Watch Unboxing [VIDEO]

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It appears as though yesterday’s leaked Apple Watch packaging was legitimate, as earlier this morning the Apple Watch review embargo lifted, and Hong Kong-based ‘Gadget Guy’ released the world’s first Apple Watch unboxing video.

In typical Apple fashion, the packaging is just as gorgeous as the device inside of it. The video showcases a multi-layered box (a second square with rounded corners inside Apple’s traditional high-quality white cardboard), which opens to reveal the new wearable with your band of choice already connected. It definitely looks like jewelry packaging, and it certainly makes me wonder if we’ll see the same box for the lower-end Apple Watch Sport.

French journalist Florence Santrot has also released an unboxing video, and it’s pretty clear from both perspectives that it’s going to be tough to settle for the Apple Watch Sport come Friday morning.

Are you planning to pre-order an Apple Watch on Friday, or do you plan to check it out in store first? Which model are you leaning towards? I’ll be (ideally) ordering the 38mm Apple Watch Sport in Silver, but I’ll probably change my mind a dozen more times before Friday rolls around.

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  • Joe blow

    Why are you going with 38 vs 42???
    I’m still undecided as to what size I want..

  • derp

    Gadget Guy is actually form Hong Kong (although it’s a part of China, they like to distinguish themselves)

  • Derek Kraneveldt

    After debating for far, far too long, the main factor was actually printing out the true-to-life PDF’s, and wearing both of them. I instantly thought that the 38 looked sleeker (on my ~188mm wrist), and both my significant other and a few others agreed.

    I’ve also made a point to look at as many watches on wrists as possible in my day to day life. For the most part, I’ve thought that the bigger watches tend to look clunkier and far more apparent, and I could see that being something that’s even more emphasized on the Apple Watch, since the screen will be entirely black most of the time!

    I guess we’ll see when the 24th rolls around, but in this case (since I live nowhere near an Apple Store), I’m very thankful that I’ll have no issue returning the device if necessary!

  • OliChabot

    The packaging is a bit deceiving to me and with those so-so reviews, I am not as marveled as I was at the announcement. I was thinking they would go with clear plastic packaging (kind of like the iPhone 5C and the old iPod Touchs), would have been great to see the Watch inside and could have been a nice box to bring it with you. And those cheap band boxes are really bad. I mean, you pay 200$ for a leather band and get it in this freaking white cartoon box ? I would feel bad selling this to someone. Those infos really clarify my choice of getting the cheaper Sport model with a plastic band, and then waiting for 3rd parties to create bands and accessories to match with it.

  • Thanks, clarified.

  • OliChabot

    I am also thinking on buying the 38mm one. I don’t like really big watches and I would be scared to get the 42mm and get tired of it’s size after a while if it’s too big. the 38mm seems good as it’s still a decent size but doesn’t feel chunky when you have it on your wrist. I will go to the Apple Store on Friday to try them both and decide which size and color I prefer.

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