Does all of the early pre-orders have their watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mikezmac, May 18, 2015.

  1. mikezmac macrumors 6502a

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    For everyone who ordered between April 10 and 17th, is there anyone that has not received their watch? (excluding personal/financial reasons.)

    If who what kind of watch was it that you haven't gotten yet?
     
  2. TallManNY macrumors 68040

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    Mike,

    Apple hasn't even shipped all the watches ordered on April 10, must less in those later days that you mention. Just check any of the big threads on this page you will see people complaining about ordering on April 10 and still not having their watch. Maybe all the 38s have been shipped. But forget about the 42 SS with Link. Check back in a few weeks and maybe Apple will have satisfied all the pre-orders through April 17.
     
  3. mikezmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Omg, oh ... I stopped following the thread for mine once it was shipped last week ...

    I was expecting happy good news and .. Wow.
     
  4. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    There are people who ordered 4/10 at XX.02 and XX.03 that haven't gotten their watches!
     
  5. mikezmac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How? A certain model?? Card declined? Odd... That would suck. My confirmation was at X:15 the watch came May 14th to my door.

    What the hell is the problem? Wow, this launch is a bit beyond rocky.
     
  6. edlex macrumors 68000

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    I ordered on 4/18 so technically still a preorder and no movement other than last Thursday the generic "June" was replaced with the generic 22 June- 29 June:confused:
     
  7. ScubaDiverGirl macrumors newbie

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    Ordered at 42mm pink sport on apr 12. current shipping estimate is june 22-29
     
  8. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    Seems like you're joking...

    The 42mm space gray watches have only been delivered up until 11 minutes into pre-orders.

    I ordered mine at 3:12am EST on April 10th (12 minutes into pre-orders), and I JUST got a 'Preparing for shipment' message. I'm still waiting. I should get mine later this week.
     
  9. daydayvol macrumors regular

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    Ordered the 12th. June 22nd-29th for 42mm sport SG.

    Ordered wife on on may 14th. Ship date June 12-25. 38mm SG.
     
  10. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    Nothing rocky.

    No one's Watch has been late (that I know of). These are all cases where the specific models were given late delivery estimates to begin with. The people complaining knew when they pre-ordered what the delivery estimates were. No cause for alarm.

    (as an example, I preordered at x:03 and got a 'June' date for my Black Stainless Steel. It's not June yet, no reason for me to complain)
     
  11. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

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    Does all of the early pre-orders have their watch?

    I ordered on April 10,. 42mm SS with Black Leather Loop. Just today I got preparing to ship. So no, not everyone that ordered early got them. Certain combos had to wait a long time, leather loop, SG Sport Watch, Black Stainless, modern buckle.
     
  12. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

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    I fully understand the delivery window, I have a June date also. So, If June 30th comes then I have reason to complain. My comment was directed to the OP as he seemed to think all preorders had shipped.
     
  13. bashmagic macrumors regular

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    No. You are wrong. Independent of your delivery window logic, a 2+ month delay for a preorder absolutel qualifies as "rocky" *at best*.
     
  14. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

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    You'd be waiting years if you pre-order an Aston Martin.
    Maybe not exactly the same, but Apple is a luxury brand now.
     
  15. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing you don't have a lot of experience pre-ordering items. Months on a pre-order is very typical. Years on a pre-order is not unheard of.

    Is this a different experience for Apple? A little, but definitely not unprecedented with them, even for items without major production problems (eg. the white iPhone 4) people often wait a fair bit of time when ordering new iPhones that are in high demand.
     
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  17. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    As well, if Apple understands their supply chain, their manufacturing partner's challenges, and shipping issues all well enough to be able to predict ahead of time, accurately, the delivery window of a brand new product months in advance, I'd say they have a pretty good grip on things. Not the 'disaster' some people would like to paint this as.

    Early deliveries for some is just a bonus.
     
  18. bluecow macrumors regular

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    Depends fully on what the product is. But, I would think it Is fair to assume the poster was comparing to other apple launches. None has been this delayed, this quickly, for this many people.

    With that said, I don't think the delay makes the launch "rocky" by any means. Apple made a strategic decision to continue with the launch as product drips out in the market. Could be simply because of the manufacturer issues reported, or it could be that Apple didn't want to flood the market with a new product that could have overwhelmed retail and support staff...or a combination of both.
     
  19. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Also, with your iPhone's and iPad's there is the illusion of more stock because there are more locations you can get it from. Apple website, Apple Store, Your Carrier, other Retailers etc. With the watch you have to go via Apple.

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    Here's a link to a document that says otherwise.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...2RBpE7BMG8AKHj2WUSc/edit?pli=1#gid=1158162837

    Here's a link to forum, that says otherwise:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1872015

    or you could use the #AppleWatch tag on your social network of choice to see that what you've said is nonsense.
     
  20. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    You are very insightful. And you're not fooling anyone here. It's not even a good try. Sorry.
     
  21. Rob198612 macrumors 6502

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    People that ordered between 4/10-4/17 are stuck with June 22-29 delivery and people that ordered today also have June 22-29 delivery.

    So yea people that preordered early on have a longtime left to wait
     
  22. StefR macrumors newbie

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    I don't have mine yet. I ordered at 8am on the 11th April. 42 SS with Milanese Loop. Mine is still processing, with an estimate of 5-6 weeks. Delivers 22nd - 29th June!
     
  23. applepuree macrumors 6502

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    ROFL, I love comedians!
     
  24. jchatwood macrumors newbie

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    Don't have mine yet, ordered 10/4/2015 (UK), got a confirmation email at 8:04am, SB SS 42MM! Delivery estimate 12th May - 26th May! Still Processing Items! :apple:
     
  25. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing that I wish Apple would have done differently is not provide the first batch a date range -- they should have all shipped on the 24th, unless otherwise stated. That being said, I have yet to hear of a single instance of someone not receiving their watch after their promised window.
     

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