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Updated 4/10 12 p.m. Pacific.
By noon on the first day of Apple Watch preorders, it’s become impossible to reserve one of the new devices and hope for a delivery date this month. The best you can hope for is a May delivery on a few of the stainless steel models, if you order now.
Earlier today, several of the aluminum models were still shipping for an April delivery date. But the delivery dates quickly moved back as preorders mounted. The black aluminum watch with the black band seemed to sell the fastest — it’s the only aluminum Watch that doesn’t look like a fitness wearable or a toy. But now, the vast majority of the 38 material/watch/band combinations are now shipping in June.
The only way to buy an Apple Watch is online. Preorders began at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The Watch officially launches April 24.
Here are the Apple Watch styles and sizes with their individual shipping dates as of noon on Friday:
|Silver aluminum, White||June||June|
|Silver aluminum, Blue||June||June|
|Silver aluminum, Green||June||June|
|Silver aluminum, Pink||June||June|
|Black aluminum, Black||June||June|
|Stainless Steel, White Sport||May 8 – May 22||June|
|Stainless Steel, Black Sport||May 8 – May 22||June|
|Stainless Steel, Classic Buckle||May 8 – May 22||June|
|Stainless Steel, Milanese Loop||May 8 – May 22||June|
|Stainless Steel, Black Leather Loop||N/A||June|
|Stainless Steel, Blue Leather Loop||June||N/A|
|Stainless Steel, Bright Blue Leather Loop||N/A||June|
|Stainless Steel, Stone Leather Loop||N/A||June|
|Stainless Steel, Light Brown Leather Loop||N/A||June|
|Stainless Steel, Black Modern Buckle||May 8 – May 22||N/A|
|Stainless Steel, Midnight Blue Modern Buckle||June||N/A|
|Stainless Steel, Soft Pink Modern Buckle||July||N/A|
|Stainless Steel, Brown Modern Buckle||June||N/A|
|Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel Link||May 8 – May 22||June|
|Stainless Steel, Space Black Stainless Steel Link||June||July|
|Rose Gold, White Sport||June||June|
|Yellow Gold, Black Sport||June||June|
|Yellow Gold, Midnight Blue Classic Buckle||N/A||June|
|Yellow Gold, Black Classic Buckle||N/A||June|
|Rose Gold, Rose Gray Modern Buckle||June||N/A|
|Yellow Gold, Bright Red Modern Buckle||June||N/A|
Source: Apple Store; N/A: The Watch style is not available in that size.
Interestingly, the 18-karat gold Watches all had ship dates of July and August on orders early Friday morning, but by Friday noon, they all show shipping dates of June.
When the Watches went up for preorder early this morning, the larger 42 millimeter models appeared to be going fastest, as their ship dates quickly moved back from April to May to June.
We will keep the shipping dates on this list current as preorders continue.
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