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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68 months ago

My estimated time to order one: Never


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

All that time worrying about what Indiana is doing is working wonders for quality and logistics at Apple.
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68 months ago
My 42mm space grey sport on truck “out for delivery":)
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68 months ago
I can't remember a worse launch from Apple. Having to wait for two months for a product is unacceptable.
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