Apple Watch pre-orders

Apple confirmed this afternoon that the reports are true, Apple Watches are shipping ahead of schedule. A spokesperson for the company told BuzzFeed that “[Apple] is happy to be updating many customers today with the news that their Apple Watch will arrive sooner than expected.”

Additionally, the spokesperson said Apple “is working to fill orders as quickly as possible based on the available supply and the order in which they were received,” and explained the company is aware that many customers are still facing long lead times, and it appreciates their patience.

Earlier today, folks with May and June Apple Watch pre-order ship dates began reporting that Apple had charged them for their purchases and their order statuses had changed to ‘Preparing for Shipment.’ It seemed that many of the orders involved silver aluminum Sport models.

The news from Apple should appease early Apple Watch adopters, some of which have criticized the company for a poor product launch. The Watch quickly sold out when pre-orders went live on April 10, and it looks like it could be late-May or June before they’re available in stores.

Source: BuzzFeed

  • Merman123

    Yeah. Not me. What gives ?

    • Melvco

      What model did you order? Looking at orders that are shipping early, it seems most of them are for silver aluminum Sport models. I’m guessing Apple has a lot more of these (cheapest to make, least expensive to buy) than it does other models. I have a Space Gray Sport Watch that still says it’s shipping 4-6 weeks

      • Merman123

        Sup Cody! I ordered two. I ordered a 42mm Space Gray Sport with black band for myself. And a 38mm Space Gray Sport with black band for my girlfriend. Both of them are processing and still no charge on my CC. 🙁

      • avd98

        Me too. Still “Processing Items”

      • Melvco

        Yeah haven’t seen any Space Gray Sports shipping or close to shipping. My girlfriend’s 38mm silver sport will be here Friday, but my 42mm SG Sport is still in limbo

      • Aniket Bhatt

        Same boat here!

      • NeftyCorrea

        same here 42mm SG black band and 38mm SG black band for my wife and still nothing

    • Josh

      Just wait. Nothing else.

  • Luke Mulholland

    Really? I’m due for 24th-8th WHERE IS MINE?

  • sharp44MAG

    My order still says preparing for shipping for 24th-8th and I am still not seeing anything on the UPS Mychoice website. Has anyone seen anything different? I ordered the 38mm silver aluminum sport watch.

  • Rupinder

    38mm Space Grey Sport ordered at 12:02, supposed to ship 4/24 – 5/8 still says “processing items” ):
    I hope I get it by Friday.

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      I am in the same boat, but received my confirmation at 3:04 am EST! I really hope that it arrives on Friday.

      • Rupinder

        Same! I haven’t gotten this email of death yet, so I think there’s a chance?

      • ɑղժɾҽա

        No,Apple still hasn’t taken my money… I’m so angry because I stayed up until 3:00 am to order the watch, so that I can receive it on launch day.

      • Rupinder

        Right? Disappointing. Worst preorder experience. It’d be fine if others were at least getting their 38mm SG watches, but there is absolutely no one!

      • ɑղժɾҽա

        Thats true! I haven’t seen any posts regarding the shipment of the 38 mm space gray watches. I better receive mine by the end of next week.

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      • Rupinder

        SAME! Now let’s just hope they arrive by Monday!

      • Rupinder

        Mine just shipped this morning!

      • ɑղժɾҽա

        Mine shipped this morning, as well! Its arriving on Monday!!! I’m so excited, but I’m also disappointed because I didn’t get to play with it over this weekend!!!

      • Rupinder

        Yeah, I understand the dissapointment, but at least we don’t have to wait until May or June!

      • Rupinder

        I love mine. Enjoying yours?

      • ɑղժɾҽա

        I love mine, too! I’m glad you’re enjoying yours! I’d add you to my contacts just so I can tap and send you drawings. haha

  • Alex

    I ordered AppleWatch stainless steel Classic buckle with 4/24 to 5/8 shipping time. The order is still processing.

  • NeftyCorrea

    I’m in the range of 13-27 of May and still haven’t gotten charged nor status updating! it’s a long waiting game for me 🙁

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  • Phil Randle

    I was 4-6 Weeks (12/25 May) and was charged this morning and moved to ‘Preparing for Shipment’ on a Stainless Steel Milanese Loop. Excited!

  • Eikast

    People are getting their watch 3-6 weeks early while us 42mm SS Black Sports band (US Customers) have not been charged =(

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  • Jamessmooth

    My 42mm SS Black sport band just switched to preparing for shipment!!!

    • Toprun

      What time did you order?

      • FreakQuincy

        Still waiting for my 38mm space grey. Ordered at 12:02am what the hell!

      • Jamessmooth

        12:02 am Pacific

    • Gary LE

      Mines too today but when do u think it will actually change to “shipped”?

      • Jamessmooth

        I would imagine some time tomorrow. I also ordered a 42mm space gray sport and that switched to “preparing for shipment” Monday and hasn’t changed since.

      • Jamessmooth

        Just changed to Shipped! Next day air.

  • NeftyCorrea

    hope Apple have people working 3rd shift !

  • tbconrad

    just checked mine and the date slipped a week from yesterday. Now shipping 5/13-5/27 it was 5/6-5/14 yesterday. This doesn’t look good.

    • Gary LE

      Lol wow they can do that? Which did u get?

      • tbconrad

        Space gray with black band aluminum sport.

  • Lol this isn’t close to being legit information. All PR nonsense to look good. Majority of customers haven’t had their stuff shipped yet or have had their dates pushed back.

  • Logan

    I’m still wait for my watch to be shipped hope it comes before my birthday next Friday I have a Space Gray Sport Watch 42mm that still says it’s shipping In June?

  • asch3n

    Space Gray Sport 42mm. 2:04 central. 4/24-5/8 estimated. Still stuck in process :/. Got that recent email.

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    My 38 mm Apple Watch with Classic Buckle is preparing to ship as well. I’m hoping it gets here before May 14th… that’s what looks like is happening so I’d be very happy.

  • maly69

    I got mine shipped and will receive on april 24 as apple stated in the email sent to me this morning, the watch I ordered was a silver sport but, the space grey one still statted as Processing Items.

  • Brandon D

    well one will be here tomorrow – looks like june for the black 42mm 🙁

  • ɑղժɾҽա

    I ordered the same watch as you did and I got my confirmation at 3:04 am. My shipping window is 4/24-5/8. My watch is still processing though…

    • mike

      Mine is obviously processing as well. I learned my lesson though: Apple Store app > Apple Store web site. All of this hype over people getting theirs makes me so upset!