Apple Watch Pre-Order Delivery Estimates Continue to Improve for Many Customers

Apple Watch Sport WhiteMany customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch over the past two weeks and received an extended shipping estimate of 4-6 weeks or later should receive the wrist-worn device earlier than expected. Apple continues to update several pre-orders with improved delivery estimates, with some Apple Watch orders initially slated for June delivery now shipping as early as this week.

A growing number of users within the MacRumors discussion forums with Apple Watch pre-orders facing June delivery are beginning to receive more specific shipping dates between mid May and early June. Some customers, for example, have delivery estimates of May 14-May 20 or May 28-June 10, and the white 38mm Apple Watch Sport in particular is set to deliver on April 28 for multiple customers.

The timing of deliveries is highly dependant on the model that customers selected, as the Stainless Steel Apple Watch with Link Bracelet and Space Gray models continue to face long lead times, and Space Black models are virtually nonexistent. Apple is still processing many of the orders for those aforementioned models, with delivery estimates remaining at 4-6 weeks or later for many customers.

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Apple Watch pre-order deliveries began on April 24 as scheduled, but limited data from Slice Intelligence estimates that only about one-fifth of customers who pre-ordered received their Apple Watches on launch day in the United States. The report, based on e-receipt data from only 10,744 U.S. Apple Watch buyers, extrapolates that only 376,000 of 1.7 million pre-orders were delivered over the weekend, with another 547,000 watches estimated for delivery between April 27 and June 11.

Apple confirmed last week that many Apple Watch pre-orders will arrive sooner than expected, shortly after an executive relations spokesperson said that elongated shipping estimates were set purposefully to avoid disappointment in the event orders were not fulfilled on time. Nevertheless, the company said that some customers still face long lead times, particularly those who did not place an order until several hours after pre-orders became available.

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Top Rated Comments

jacobh101 Avatar
115 months ago
What pisses me off is I stayed up til 3:00am EST to order a watch and I here I sit with no real updates on processing times. If they couldn't fulfill initial orders they should've pushed back the launch.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TXCherokee Avatar
115 months ago
Ordered Apple Watch 3 minutes after availability....

....aaannnddd I picked the same model as everyone else. :eek:
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tragic Gnome Avatar
115 months ago
Delivers: 24/4-8/5 by Standard Shipping

Still waiting, patiently... *shakes in the corner*
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MH01 Avatar
115 months ago
While waiting, you guys should buy a good stainless steel polish for scratches. Polished stainless scratches easily. The good thing is the scratches can be massaged out with a good polish. Just be careful around the small ports.

I had to talk someone off the ledge yesterday. He'd never worn watches so didn't understand stainless.

You just need to explain that the Classic ipods were SS, that will make people understand how easily it can scratch :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hlfway2anywhere Avatar
115 months ago
Artificial shortage FTW!

Someone hasn't been reading the Apple Watch forums. Artificial shortage my a**.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zhugzug Avatar
115 months ago
What pisses me off the most is I placed my order 3 mins after pre-order started (3am EST) couldn't get in till 3:03am. Placed my order 10 seconds later. And it was already saying 5/12 - 5/27!!!! WTF Apple did you make like ten watches and said "screw it. Lets see how many people order?!?!?!!"

NOW I'm seeing people who ordered HOURS after I did RECEIVING their deliveries OR improved delivery expectations......WTF!!?!?!?!? I'm stuck in Processing hell.

This is my first time pre-ordering something from Apple and this is the worst experience I have ever had to deal with wanting to buy something.

Apple Watch Sports 38mm
Black Sports Band

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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