According to a report published by Apple tech site Macerkopf.de [translated], the shipping dates for every single Apple Watch model has been discovered, and the results may not be all that great for some folks out there. The report indicates that every single Apple Watch Sport model features a delivery date that’s listed as “4/24 – 5/8,” which means the watch could be delivered up to two weeks after the wearable’s launch.
For the stainless steel Watch variant, shipping times for the Sport band, Milanese Loop and Black Classic Buckle all share the same aforementioned shipping dates. However, for the other variations, the shipping dates are listed as “4-6 weeks.”
Here’s the full breakdown, as populated by MacRumors:
- Aluminum Case with Sport Band: “Delivers 4/24 to 5/8”
- Stainless Steel Case with Sport Band: “Delivers 4/24 to 5/8”
- Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop: “Delivers 4/24 to 5/8”
- Stainless Steel Case with Black Classic Buckle: “Delivers 4/24 to 5/8”
- Stainless Steel Case with Modern Buckle: “Dispatched in 4 to 6 weeks”
- Stainless Steel Case with Leather Loop: “Dispatched in 4 to 6 weeks”
- Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet: “Dispatched in 4 to 6 weeks”
- All Edition Models Dispatching in May
Interestingly enough, the Watch Edition shipping dates all say “May,” and no other dates provided, which is curious to say the least. On top of that, while these same shipping dates haven’t been listed on the U.S.-based Apple Online Store, they do show up in the UK digital storefront.
While Angela Ahrendts has said that buying online is the best way to get an Apple Watch, especially through pre-orders, unless these shipping dates change in the next week or so, many Apple Watch buyers could be potentially upset with the longer-than-expected wait.[via MacRumors; Macerkopf.de]