Apple Watch Debit and Credit Card Charges Begin in the UK, Germany, and France

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A few MacRumors readers have taken to the forums to confirm that Apple has begun charging many users based out of the UK, Germany, and France who got in an Apple Watch pre-order early on April 10.

    The charges in the United Kingdom, Germany, and France come after customers in the United States yesterday began first experiencing charges taken from their debit or credit cards, followed by a change of order status from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment", for a select group of customers.

    As reported earlier yesterday, bulk shipments of Apple's new wearable began arriving at centralized distribution centers across the United States in preparation for the April 24 launch date this Friday. Despite the forward momentum of the news over the past day or so, there still has not been any change to the initial 4/24 - 5/8 delivery date estimate for all of the Apple Watch's early pre-order customers.

    Article Link: Apple Watch Debit and Credit Card Charges Begin in the UK, Germany, and France
  2. MrLoL macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    My bank didn't autorize my payment because limits, and since I called them, they told that it takes 24 hours to update the payment limit. Now Apple is showing "Waiting for payment" and I'm really scared that I won't receive it on 24th :(
    Does anyone know if they do payment THEN they ship, or they ship and ask for payment at the same time?
  3. critter13 macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2010
    alright lets take it down a notch.... we don't need to know when every country starts getting billed for their purchase. not trying to be cynical...
  4. Megadust macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
  5. cleareyes macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2008
    Does this mean they're supposed to have finished in the US & Canada, because I still haven't been charged in Canada and I had an 4/24-5/8 conformation at 3:04am EDT
  6. lellis2k macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2007
    Sheffield, UK
    Note to self: next time I think "I'll wait and see what people think about this new Apple product" just stop being stupid and order it at midnight.
    Estimated Dispatch: June :(
  7. janderson0719 macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2011
    Same here.

    U.S. and no charge. Still processing...

    I don't know when to start worrying.
  8. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

    Jul 15, 2006
    Weird because literally nobody with a 42mm stainless steel w/black sport band has changed status yet.
  9. Lotabob macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2015
    My bank account just got lighter. No progress on the Apple order status though. It's so funny. Adults (me included) getting so hyped about money going out of our accounts. The exact opposite of normal.
  10. afd macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2005
    I've lost count of the number of times I've checked the Apple Store app and my bank account today. Still nothing.


    I'm only happy once all payments out, then I know I can spend the rest. Which is always depressing small...
  11. slears macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2015
    Charged but delivery in June???

    I am from UK and I have a June delivery date but I have been charged today. Does this mean it's on route?

    I haven't had my status changed though?
  12. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    I ordered (separately) a 42mm Sport with a white band and a 42mm Watch with a white band on Saturday. I just got charged for the Watch today but not the Sport.

    No change in status.
  13. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Maybe a second round will hit us later this afternoon. UK is, what, 4 or 5 hours ahead of New York?

    Edit: 5 hours. Forgot the world clock on my phone :p
  14. 1083296 Suspended

    Jun 11, 2010
    Beta testers just like the iPad1 , I'll wait and get the slimmer, faster, better watch next year that will have support for years to come
  15. Hankkk macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2015
    Good for you
  16. masteroflondon macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2007
    London, UK
    I'll wait for the even slimmer, even fasterer and even more betterer watch the year after yours :rolleyes:
  17. darkslide29 macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2011
    San Francisco, California
    You go ahead and get Apple Watch 2, I'll wait and get the slimmer, faster, better watch next year after that with support for years to come.
  18. forgot-username macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2015
    I really hope so. Otherwise the charge appearing doesn't mean that I'm getting mine this Friday!!!
  19. Kenyada macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2014
    I'm wondering if Apple will ship later this week to those that are closest to their distribution hubs. For example, I'm in Atlanta, just an overnight delivery from Memphis. In order that no one receives the Apple Watch before Friday, shipping dates would have to vary with those closest getting shipments last.
  20. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    42mm SS w/white sport band, order confirmed at 8:04 in the UK and my card has just been charged; 24/4-8/5 delivery date. Very excited :D Still 'order processing' so far...
  21. masteroflondon macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2007
    London, UK
    Ooh, that's my order exactly! Might even have been at 8:03. Off to check YET AGAIN...;)
  22. slears macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2015

    I hope so, I only ordered on 13th though with a date of June for delivery so I am a little confused.
  23. ventmore macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    I'll just upgrade every year......even though I'll promise myself I won't :)
  24. agsystems macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2013
    Really...looking at these screen shots with amounts of $500-$900 (including bands) makes me dizzy - the per unit profit here is insane.

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