Apple Announces Apple Watch Pre-Orders Will Kick Off at 12:01 AM PT on April 10

Apple today updated the Apple Watch page of its online store to note that online pre-orders for the Apple Watch will begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, April 10. Just after midnight on the West Coast is Apple's typical time for pre-orders, and the company will likely take the store down beginning at 9PM to prepare for orders.

Apple Watch pre-orders will go live simultaneously in all of the first-wave launch countries, meaning U.K. customers will be able order at 8:01 AM local time while Australian pre-orders will go live at 5:01 PM AEST.

Here's a full list of pre-order times by country (in local time):

- U.S., Canada: 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time), 3:01 a.m. (Eastern Time)
- U.K.: 8:01 a.m.
- Germany: 9:01 a.m.
- France: 9:01 a.m.
- Australia: 5:01 p.m.
- Hong Kong: 3:01 p.m.
- China: 3:01 p.m.
- Japan 3:01 p.m.

Apple will accept orders both through its website and through its Apple Store app on the iPhone. Placing an order through the app can often bypass some of the congestion that occurs when pre-orders first begin.

Pricing for the Apple Watch begins at $349 for the Apple Watch Sport, $549 for the stainless steel Apple Watch, and $10,000 for the gold Apple Watch Edition. Pre-orders will be delivered to customers beginning on April 24, which is the device's official launch date.

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63 months ago
Me vs. All you Space Grey 42 mm buyers... It's on!
Rating: 25 Votes
63 months ago

Apple only made 100 of these atrocities. Makes it easier to claim it sold out.

Give it a rest
Rating: 24 Votes
63 months ago
Just to balance out the anti  watch Comments
Rating: 19 Votes
63 months ago
so 3:00 am EST. that sucks..
Rating: 17 Votes
63 months ago

Anyone who preorders this disaster needs to be voted off the planet.

Is that you, Ballmer?
Rating: 14 Votes
63 months ago
Computers to Apple's servers at midnight can be summed up in one gif...
Rating: 12 Votes
63 months ago
My heart barely survived the iPhone 6 preorder debacle. Not sure how the old ticker will hold up with this release. It could be the ultimate circus
Rating: 9 Votes
63 months ago

Me vs. All you Space Grey 42 mm buyers... It's on!

Prepare for blood.
Rating: 8 Votes
63 months ago
the sweetest thing is that I get to try it in store first!
Pre-orders start at 5:01pm here in Sydney (AUS).. and the store of course opens several hours earlier, at 9am.. yay!!!

Rating: 8 Votes
63 months ago
Good to know... I will be pre-ordering promptly at 3am.
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