Apple Watch Series 2 Pre-Order Time

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  1. snatefinch macrumors member

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    For some reason, as big of an Apple nerd that I am, I have not pre-ordered anything Apple in quite some time. For the past couple of years I have always just waited till like a day or two after to go to the store and buy an iPhone. So for the life of me, I can not remember what time Apple pre-orders open. So, what time on Friday are the pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 2 going to open? I am finally going to pull the trigger and buy one to replace my Pebble Time. Is it 3 AM EST like I have been hearing?
     
  2. AstroDrew macrumors regular

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    It's always been 12AM PST so yeah it should be 3AM EST.
     
  3. snatefinch thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh fun, now I either have to wake up in the middle of the night or risk not getting it the 16th, damn them! :p
     
  4. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

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    will be up at 2am to order one for me.

    just a FYI if you are doing pre-orders... use the apple store app.. its the quickest method to order and they usually open the pre-orders there first before the website does.
     
  5. AstroDrew macrumors regular

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    Thanks! Can I use my Apple Gift Cards on the app store? I have a bunch of AGC from last holiday to use.
     
  6. mattburley7 macrumors 68030

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    Yes... I have used apple gift cards before.
     
  7. VinceLP macrumors newbie

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    I think it depends on where you live...
    When the last ATV was released, i had gift cards... had to use them in-store (i live in France).

    But since AstroDrew seems to live in the US, i guess you're right ;)
     
  8. Xiph0s macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info
     
  9. jayce75 macrumors newbie

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    Are all of the watch models going up for preorder at that time? My wife wants the Nike one and I want to make sure that I get it for her right when it comes out. If it's not until the end of October then that'll only be a week before our 11 year anniversary and I want to have this on lock since she's gotten back into running (and really wants this).
    I don't mind staying up late - I'm a gamer :) - just want to make sure I can get what she wants
     
  10. Xiph0s macrumors regular

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    Nike one comes out later this year.
     
  11. jayce75 macrumors newbie

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    I know it comes out later - they said end of October - just wanted to know if the preorders for that would be open tonight along with the other models
     
  12. Xiph0s macrumors regular

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    Doubtful
     
  13. pcall1128 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe all models will be up for pre order tomorrow. As far as when each watch ships, Nike will be in October while the regular watches start sooner.
     
  14. jayce75 macrumors newbie

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    I found a couple of sites that said the same thing - guess it'll be a late night - thanks!
     
  15. mjohansen macrumors regular

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    So for those of us not in the US, preorder starts in 24,5 hours?
     
  16. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    you mean 12?
     
  17. pcall1128 macrumors 6502a

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    Sure thing. And I'll be up waiting until 3 am!!! Super excited, going to finally get that Hermés watch I've wanted so bad.
     
  18. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I finally got the bosses approval to get the black SS with link. Told her if I wore the first gen every day and enjoyed the watch that I would get a nice one on the next generation and that time has come! I think that I will either try to force myself to stay awake playing video games or set an alarm for like 230 and start pushing refresh. I already have my cart set up on the apple store app, just wish I could get my new iPhone using the app and still get it free using my plan through tmobile but instead I have to stay up to order from apple and stay up to get through to tmobile.

    I know a location that always has launch day phones but I really want the shiny black 128gb one and I don't want to take my chances by not preordering exactly what I want. Only reason I am getting an iPhone this year is because it is free through tmobile and the baseline phone is 32gb now. I am used to 128gb though so I am going to stick with that for like $100 i think it is to bump up a tier.
     
  19. Robbolt macrumors newbie

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    Thanks just downloaded it yay series 2
     
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    Checking in! Apple Store app queued up on iPad and iPhone!
     
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    Ugh. Come on store open up. lol
     
  25. ColoArtist, Sep 9, 2016
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    The app is the way to go. Used it and ordered my Al 42mm silver w/woven band before the web store was even up. ;^)

    Receipt is time stamped 1:04am MST.

    It's 12 after and the web store is still not up. Just before Mickey's hand hit 13, the web store opened its doors.
     

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