Apple Store pre order dates have improved

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Mike Delta, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

    Mike Delta

    Sep 12, 2014
    Has anyone else noticed that the pre order dates have improved on the Apple online store? The 38mm ss link has moved from June back to 4-6 weeks and all the edition models (including the ones that had August dates) moved back to June.
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Just the 38mm link bracelets? Maybe people who are getting those will get their link bracelets earlier than the 42mm buyers.
  3. Rayban macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2008
    It seems all 38mm SS watches are 4-6 weeks excluding watches with modern buckle and black SS.
  4. MVallee macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Maybe it's from people who ordered a 38mm and a 42mm then went to the try on appointment and cancelled their 38mm order.
  5. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    It'll be party time in The Shire when all the Hobbits get their watches early now.

  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Except anecdotal observations from forum members who spoke with Apple employees during the try-ons suggest more people are moving from 42mm to 38mm.

    Honestly, I'd dismiss them entirely. It could very well that more people who were wavering between the 38mm and 42mm attended the try-ons so they're overrepresented, compared to those who are absolutely sure they want the 42mm and don't bother to go to the try-ons.
  7. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Now that Apple has all the weekends pre-order statistics, they can adjust their production line mix to balance out the lead times (and buy more gold). If X is more popular than Y in the pre-orders, it makes sense to have some of the people who would be assembling Y to make some X's instead. Then, if they have the raw materials in the pipe to do that, adjust the customer ship dates.

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