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"Strong Apple Watch Debut" - Media Propaganda Edition

In addition to the unprecedented $50 billion stock buyback announcement by GE earlier today, the biggest news of the day is the Apple iWatch launch. Or, rather, biggest dud. It all really depends on who you ask.

Here is Reuters:

 

 

And here is Bloomberg:

 

As for the actual eyewitness truth, and the reason why everyone who took AAPL from $100 to $130 on hopes that the "New Paranormal" Casio will be the greatest thing since sliced bread, here it is.

 

Scene

Store 5th Ave., NY It's quiet as it should be. Ppl can see today but can't get em yet. pic.twitter.com/5Dx8WUMEGy

— Ed Baig (@edbaig)

A line of OVER A DOZEN PEOPLE queueing for the Apple store to open. Might it be the new revolutionary watch thing? pic.twitter.com/AB4PjAz5iP

— Marco Fontani (@mfontani)

No line in Front of the Apple Store, and no new MacBooks either. Four Apple watches in a cloud of 40 people, though.. pic.twitter.com/tJSfJMoxjc

— Philipp Engel (@nosyjoe)

? ????????? ??????? ?? ???????? ????????? ? Apple Watch ??

: Line at the Apple Store to see the watch pic.twitter.com/oivDtyJ7k1

— Aleksey Sergeev (@alekseysergeev)

Surprisingly short line for the Apple Watch in front of the Apple Store at IFC in Hong Kong (845am local time): pic.twitter.com/7k1Xg72tjr

— Dr. Serkan Toto (@serkantoto)

There they are...

only 10 min to go. No lines! pic.twitter.com/IZMWk8iUCQ

— Ric Ferrer (@ricferrer)