Actu­al­ly delay in watch devel­op­ment Peb­ble should not come as a sur­prise either to us or to the man­u­fac­tur­er him­self. Judge for your­self: even the MINIMAL com­pa­ny, with its gigan­tic expe­ri­ence on Kick­starter, even mis­cal­cu­lat­ed the release date of the TAKTIK case by a cou­ple of months. And after all, this is a case, and not a watch with com­plex elec­tron­ic com­po­nents.

On the oth­er hand, the user is nei­ther hot nor cold. The user sees only how the cre­ators of Peb­ble demon­strate a gen­er­al unpre­pared­ness for the pro­duc­tion of their own prod­uct. The mat­ter is not lim­it­ed to delays alone.

Turn­ing off your copy of the clock (if you hap­pen to wait for it), you run the risk of being left with­out a clock at all. For­tu­nate­ly, this risk is extreme­ly small:

We have received only a few com­plaints about this issue. By Fri­day, there were about 20–30 of them (and more than 30,000 watch­es have already been released). We have received sev­er­al defec­tive copies and are already delv­ing into the essence of the prob­lem.

— Peb­ble CEO Eric Miji­cows­ki

And anoth­er quote:

We will replace Peb­ble with any­one who reports this issue.

Do I need to say that a res­i­dent of our region will have to send the watch back to Amer­i­ca? And will a replace­ment copy “arrive” quick­ly — with such a deficit?

By the way, look — Eric shared the num­ber of released Peb­ble! 30,000. Over. But if you care­ful­ly count the share­hold­ers on Kick­starter, tak­ing into account how many hours are due to whom, you get 85,540. over half of them have not yet been deliv­ered. In addi­tion, there are those who paid one and a half times more and pre-ordered Peb­ble already on the offi­cial web­site.

So the epic with Peb­ble promis­es to end, already when we will study iWatch. [via engad­get]