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Most 42mm Apple Watches Now Estimated to Ship in July

42mm SS LB Apple WatchWhile many customers have been receiving their Apple Watch pre-orders earlier than expected, all 42mm Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch models now have shipping estimates of July on the Apple Online Store in the United States for new orders. Apple Watch Edition shipping times have not changed.

Now that the calendar has turned to May, it is likely that Apple has simply bumped forward its original June estimates for 42mm models to July to remain conservative. Many pre-orders with initial shipping estimates of 4-6 weeks or later have already been shipped or delivered, as Apple appears to be making up ground on most models.

The only two Apple Watches that remain virtually nowhere to be seen are the 38mm and 42mm Space Black with Link Bracelet models, both of which remain available to ship in 4-6 weeks or later for most customers. Earlier this week, it was reported that a Taptic Engine defect may have contributed to Apple Watch supply constraints, but the issue was caught before any units were shipped to customers and has since been resolved.

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21 months ago

My estimated time to order one: Never


Why comment then?
Rating: 58 Votes
21 months ago
My estimated time to order one: Never
Rating: 28 Votes
21 months ago
Apple Watch 2 will be out before the First Gen arrives in mail at this rate :eek:
Rating: 19 Votes
21 months ago
Good job Tim Cook.

All that time worrying about what Indiana is doing is working wonders for quality and logistics at Apple.
Rating: 15 Votes
21 months ago
My 42mm space grey sport on truck “out for delivery":)
Rating: 14 Votes
21 months ago
The other reason shipping estimates for new orders have been moved to July, is that, maybe people are still buying them? That's not even a possibility?
Rating: 11 Votes
21 months ago
I can't remember a worse launch from Apple. Having to wait for two months for a product is unacceptable.
Rating: 11 Votes
21 months ago

My estimated time to order one: Never


Really appreciate the insightful opinion.

On a related note, I am waiting until shipping estimates come down to at least a week or two before placing an order. By that time, hopefully the kinks will be worked out as well.
Rating: 10 Votes
21 months ago

Why comment then?


Insecurity
Rating: 9 Votes
21 months ago

Yes it's an awful experience for those excited to take delivery.

It's a bit concerning to read "sometime" in July. Based on Apples past use of the word sometime, one could easily estimate August.


The Apple Watch was announced in September 2014. Apple said that it would be available "early 2015". I don't know about you guys, but early 2015 means January-February. Maybe even March if you want to be more optimistic.
Then, two months ago, Apple announced that the Apple Watch is coming April 24th.
This was a big lie. Apple should say that the Apple Watch will be limited available online on April 24th.
Not being able to deliver a product announced 8 months ago is a failure. I don't know what the reasons are, but Apple had more than enough time to resolve all issues. Or maybe and just for a change be honest with us and say that the Apple Watch will be available by Mid 2015...Oh wait, even that is not true..
Rating: 9 Votes

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