Apple Watch pre-orders

Apple previously said that pre-orders for the Watch will kick off on April 10. Today, the company has confirmed that it will start taking pre-orders for the wrist-worn device right after midnight on the West Coast at 12:01am Pacific Time on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Moreover, the Cupertino firm has also communicated precise pre-order dates and times for other markets via the refreshed Apple Watch sections of its international online stores.

Apple’s international online stores provide local pre-order times which are equivalent to 9:01pm Pacific Time.

For example, users in the United Kingdom will be able to pre-order their device on April 10 at 8:01am local time. In Australia, people can pre-order their Watch on the online store at 5:01pm AEST, and so forth.

The first wave of launch markets includes the following nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Here’s the full lineup of Watch pre-orders:

In addition to the online store, the company will also be taking your pre-orders through the official Apple Store app for the iPhone and iPad.

The $349 aluminum Apple Watch, $549 stainless steel Apple Watch and $10,000 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition lineup comes in two sizes — 38mm and 42mm — along with a number of straps available across collections and for each size.

And as reported earlier today, an extended warranty coverage in the form of AppleCare+ for the Watch will be available in three tiers:

  • $59 AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Sport
  • $79 AppleCare+ for Apple Watch
  • $999 AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Edition

Beginning April 10, the device will also be available for preview, try-on by appointment at Apple’s retail stores. On Friday, April 24, Apple Watch will go on sale in the aforementioned markets, with more to come at a later stage.

The Watch will be available online or by reservation in Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers in China and Japan, said the firm, including Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Selfridges in London and Isetan in Tokyo.

Customers who purchase online or in-store from Apple will be offered Personal Setup to customize and pair Apple Watch with their iPhone.

Source: Apple

  • Merman123

    So Thursday night, right?

    • Lance Baker

      Technically Friday morning.

  • Lance Baker

    Looks like I’m getting up at 2 in the morning…

    • Keag

      I have to get up at 3 so I feel your pain. Thought about just staying up til then. Nope. Setting a 2:55 alarm. Gonna be fuuuuuuuun

      • TechLove

        My alarm be like:

      • Jacob Caraballo

        You’re not gonna wake up, you forgot 2:59

      • TechLove


  • Sweet. Was figuring it would be this way. Although with the way the iPhone pre-orders went, it’ll more likely be around 12:15 am PDT until we can purchase one. Glad I don’t have to stay up pretty late, PDT for the win.

    • HollywoodF1

      Honolulu really wins this one: 9:00 pm on Thursday!

  • Al

    I’m sure that black sports model will sell out quickly… Maybe within an hour.

    • Keag

      That’s the one I’m going for. Space grey here I come. (Hopefully

    • Donstil

      I just hope we have an hour to reserve. I think it will be minutes for the SpaceGrey 42mm model. Online (Forums,reddit,etc) everybody is going for a SpaceGrey model it seems. Myself included.

      Hope I can reserve one with in store pickup. I am in a Europe 09:01am country. so it will be a bad night before.

    • SoylentGreen

      If it’s nearly the cheapest, well a few up maybe, then that’s most likely to be an occurrence,even if they have ten thousand left out back.
      Its called marketing, pimping us consumers to big business.

  • Falco

    The german preorder start time is not 09:01 pm, it is 09:01 am, and i think so is france’s.

    • SoylentGreen

      At least yours will need delivered with
      Much efficient lol
      Njoi tossing your cash, hope you not disappointed, you can at least pretend you doctor who or Jimmy bond. Lol

      • Falco

        Please explain how your comment is related to the fact that the preorders for Germany and France in the article are incorrect?

  • Jarno

    What about people who doesn’t live in those countrys? Can we let them ship to us?

    • Gregg

      No, ok?

    • SoylentGreen

      No you must make a haj, too Apple store in America (aka the world) first.

  • revivalstore

    Aaaaah give IT to me!!!!!

    • SoylentGreen

      Poverty to ridicule

  • SoylentGreen

    Anyone guess why it’s offensive to say that the hoi polloi don’t understand some ones who earns plenty to drop big money on a upgraded digital watch as opposed to a genuine piece of valuable Swiss craftsmanship,
    Sebastian made a blunder… On podcast

  • mp

    A quick question just to ensure I’m not mistaken. Is it not possible to purchase say a 42mm Silver Aluminium Sport with a ‘Black’ rubber strap instead of the coloured ones? I find that extraordinary if that’s the case.

    • HollywoodF1

      No. For the un-blackened amuminum with a black band combination, you have to buy another color (white, blue, green, or pink) and add a set of black straps for $50. Excluding the Edition watches, there are a total of 30-combinations for sale, and 68-combinations that you can only create by purchasing bands.

      I’m not sure I find your observation extraordinary. Because they offer black-on-black, they would have potentially a large unbalance of black banded Sport watches if they offered it on two case colors.

  • Allen Greathouse

    Never done an apple pre order before can some tell me what I should expect? Do I need to pre purchase the thing with credit card or do I just need to sign in with my Apple ID? Is the pre order binding or can I change my mind? Are we expecting server issues? Sorry I’m new to this pre order business

    • HollywoodF1

      It’s no different than making an online purchase. They run your card at the time of the order. There will be traffic on the servers, but it has not been bad in the past. Your order will be delivered to you on the 24th unless they tell you otherwise during your order process on the 10th. If history holds, those who don’t order within the first several hours may expect days, even weeks of delay in the delivery for certain models.

  • HollywoodF1

    You have your PM’s wrong on the German and French times– It’s 9:01 AM there.