Are Shipping Times Improving or Regressing?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shanshor, May 5, 2015.

  1. shanshor macrumors regular

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    I know initially everything was June, and now most 42mm models are July with most 38mm being 1-2 or 4-6 weeks. Is there any sort of trend for new orders? I ask because I'm torn between ordering a second watch (38mm SS BCB) in addition to the 42mm WSB Sport I already have ordered (scheduled to deliver May 14-20).

    If shipping times are improving, then I'll just use the Sport until things quiet down then sell it for a SS when they're available. The other reason I am thinking of ordering a 38mm is because I'm not sure how they will look on the wrist. I don't live near an Apple store, so I can't try them on. My wrists are 165-175mm. Even if I like the 42 more, I'll still probably swap for an SS at some point. Dat saffire.... :eek:
     
  2. bashmagic macrumors regular

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    They are absolutely not improving.

    You should expect about a 2 month wait through this preorder disaster, as that is still what many of us are facing from ordering early on 4/10.
     
  3. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Dont order a 38 mm, its really tiny. Keep your 42mm one.
     
  4. sincere11105 macrumors 6502

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    I am also waiting for a 42mm may 14-20. Wsb. Hoping it improves a bit. I don't understand why people who pre ordered on day one are still waiting. What a mess.
     
  5. bashmagic macrumors regular

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    Sadly, I think Apple has shown enough incompetence that I highly, highly doubt it will improve.
     
  6. Eorlas macrumors 6502

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    Considering I was reading a thread today of a bunch of people getting their shipments ahead of time, it sounds like you're being a pessimist.
     
  7. First Post G macrumors regular

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    The first four responses are so awful. Order times are absolutely improving as evidenced by all the activity last night and today. Some people just forgot to set their alarm and are a little grumpy :)
     
  8. Photography macrumors 65816

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    The only one I've seen improve is for the 38mm SS Classic buckle, from 2-3 weeks down to 1-2 weeks today.
     
  9. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    well 15-20 more days and my SS with WSB comes.
     
  10. First Post G macrumors regular

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    The 4-6 week thread (may 13-27) seems to show a bunch shipping ahead of schedule. Just SS Link, SB Link, LL, and Modern Buckle aren't moving...lot's of activity last night and today, at least more than we have seen since launch day...we shall see if that continues...
     
  11. bashmagic macrumors regular

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    We have shipping estimates of 2 months after the preorder. I think pessimism is pretty rightly justified here.

    Apple has barely made it out of the 10-20 minute mark for many preorders, particular the Watch of Doom (42mm SG Sport). Did those people forget to set their alarm? I doubt it.

    People need to stop fooling themselves. Order times are absolutely not improving. This is going to be a huge wait for most of us, end of story.
     
  12. First Post G macrumors regular

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    I think there is plenty of evidence on this forum showing things are improving...just not for your watch...sorry!:rolleyes:
     
  13. bashmagic macrumors regular

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    Perhaps certain models/countries have improved. But on the whole, no, the situation is just as bad as it was the past few days, and it's not going to get better anytime soon. Particularly if you ordered a 42mm SG, which it looks like everyone else in the universe did.
     
  14. First Post G macrumors regular

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    Just saw in your post history you didn't order until 8am on preorder day? What were you thinking?
     
  15. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    The CORRECT answer? We don't know. We've seen some models appear to get a little ahead of projected dates. We've seen others not ship at all (42mm SS Leather Loop for example). We see bursts of shipping then quiet periods. We have no idea the rate that orders were confirmed each minute from 0 to 20 and beyond.

    My advice if you potentially want another watch that is on back order is to get in the queue. You can always cancel later.

    My personal opinion is that Apple will get ahead of current estimates but not by as much as people are hoping.
     
  16. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    Three of my friends at work made a deliberate choice to expect a delay, therefore if their watches arrive before the end of July they will be satisfied.

    Even though they ordered late on launch day, being experienced with the typical waits for any new Apple product and the long estimated date range they were given for the watch, I do believe they've done the right thing in accepting that it's going to be a long time before they ever see their watches.

    The good news is they are assured of getting one, it's just going to be a very long wait.
     
  17. jbenkelman macrumors 6502

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    When you say it like that...it sounds like nothing.
    We are all getting worked up about a couple weeks really.
    Trying to just convince myself that I don't need it yet.
    Trying to convince myself that JUNE ISN'T FAR AWAY.
     
  18. swerve147 macrumors 6502a

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    That maybe Apple was smart enough this time to have enough pre-order stock available to meet and perhaps *gasp* exceed demand?
     
  19. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    It's the right way to think about it. Or perhaps to say to oneself "as far as I'm concerned, the watch doesn't release until July".

    But many people have become accustomed to being the very first ones to get each new Apple device. Doing so has always been possible if you just waited up until the website went live, or at worst, camped in line. This time, NO ONE had a guaranteed way to get the watch at launch. That's driven some people a wee bit nuts.
     
  20. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it's true. I've participated since the very first iPhone. This time I was lucky since the moment the site went live I was ready, completed my order in less than two minutes. Then just minutes later I got the confirmation email. My watch arrived 10am launch day. Only two others that are in my wide circle of Apple enthusiast friends got their watches launch day.

    In some ways mine was better than expected. It was important for me to try one first hand. I enjoyed playing with it extensively for a full seven days , then I returned it. It just didn't have anything compelling or beneficial for me.
     
  21. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    see new post.
    I ordered on 5/29.
    Originally got a "June" shipment date.
    Just got changed to June 1-12.

    So it is improving.
     
  22. Photography macrumors 65816

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    Which model did you order?
     
  23. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    38 Sport/Pink
     
  24. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    Depends on what your ordering however overall Shipping times are more or less what they are saying. Maybe two days early which is meaninglessness
    Would have been more satisfaction to hear Apple make a statement why wait is so long
     
  25. Smartdrive macrumors regular

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    Delivery ETAs on AUS Apple store have dropped for the following SKUs:

    38 Sport WSB 1-2 weeks
    38 Sport Blue 1-2 weeks
    38 Sport Green 1-2 weeks
    38 Sport Pink 3-5 weeks
    38 SG BSB 3-5 weeks

    38 SS WSB 1-2 weeks
    38 SS BSB 1-2 weeks
    38 SS Classic 3-4 weeks
    38 SS Milanese 1-2 weeks

    On a personal note:

    My 38 SS WSB changed from 19/05 - 25/05 to 14/05 – 21/05

    My band only blue leather loop large changed from May to 25/05 01/06 (CC charged yesterday)
     

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