First Apple Watch Deliveries Begin in Australia

It's now April 24 in Australia, and Australian customers who pre-ordered Apple Watches are beginning to receive their watch deliveries, according to numerous posts on Instagram, Twitter, and various Internet forums, including the MacRumors forums. Unboxing videos and early first impressions should begin trickling out soon.

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Customers in other first wave launch countries will begin receiving their shipments as soon as local delivery companies open for the day. After Australia, orders in Hong Kong, China, and Japan will go out, followed by France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Apple Watch orders in the United States will start arriving at approximately 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Apple Watch orders began shipping out earlier this week. Initial shipments seemed to be limited to customers who pre-ordered early, but later in the week, customers who originally had 4 to 6 week shipping estimates were surprised with early shipping times. Apple has said that many customers can expect to see their Apple Watches arrive earlier than expected, but an April 24 delivery date remains in question for some orders, as there are customers who pre-ordered early and have not yet received shipping information.

Apple will not be carrying the Apple Watch in its retail stores tomorrow as orders have been limited to online only, but several high-end fashion boutiques around the world have a limited amount of stock for purchase. These stores are located in Tokyo, London, Paris, Berlin, and Milan.

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mellomike Avatar
120 months ago


You get a watch!!! You get a watch!! You get a watch!! Everyone gets a watch!! .... except for you... you wait until May 8th since you ordered the Stainless Steel black sports band.
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
uid15 Avatar
120 months ago
There's a special place in hell for these people.:mad:
There's (at least) four special places in every room for you - DUNCE'S CORNER.

Grow up and stop being such an attention seeking fool.

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mike301 Avatar
120 months ago
There's a special place in hell for these people.:mad:

Oh come on, I'm impatient as well but that's a bit harsh...
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QuiteSure Avatar
120 months ago
i disagree. i think the majority of people throw out the packaging.

I just can't seem to throw out the packaging for Apple products. I think it's a fetish of mine ...
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Rogifan Avatar
120 months ago
Hmm....:D

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hglk Avatar
120 months ago
God bless the early adopters.

I cancelled my order, and am waiting for Gen 2.

When do early adopters stop being early adopters and just "On-time" adopters. Or maybe just adopters?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)