Dont trust the shipping dates!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by antman2x2, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. antman2x2 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, just putting in my 2 cents here.

    Over the last few years of pre ordering iPhones, I've gotten a crappy shipping date numerous times in the initial e-mail, and still got it on launch day.

    There are a lot of people buying and apple probably doesn't have a grip on stock/orders right now. They are most likely taking in as many orders as they can for now, and will get a grip on actual stock later.

    Of course, this is a new product and I can be wrong but I have indeed experienced this before with iPhone pre orders.

    So to all my "3:04AM, and I got the May 13th - May 27th date" and even later friends, don't worry. Lets see what happens!
     
  2. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    We will see! I have a 3:01am May 13th, etc. Guess they just don't have those available to ship.
     
  3. Docd62 macrumors regular

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    Mine says available to ship in June. I'm not sure they even had a stock for the space black.
     
  4. andrewmaj macrumors regular

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    The most sensible thing posted all night. It happens every release of a new item. Let their computers catch up. Within a week or so the accurate dates will start showing up.
     
  5. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Any iPhone pre-orders I have made always had delivery on the launch day. However with the watch you are given a range. Its like they didn't even started to make the watch and are just guessing when they will have enough made.
     
  6. jfreak623 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 3:07 email cause I was looking for a place to enter gift card on the app and couldn't get the site to come up but I eventually gave up on using the gift card at the moment and still got in the 4-24 window!
     
  7. Beeray macrumors regular

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    I ordered the sport 42mm white band to ship 4/24-5/8
     
  8. pheenix11 macrumors regular

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    This is true, I went through the same thing with the iPhone 6 and they gradually moved up the shipping day and I ended up getting it on launch day.
     
  9. zea mays macrumors 6502

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    This. I'm not 100% sure that those that say later will be bumped up. I think most of the 4/24 people will get it on 4/24, but people with ranges after that are likely to really wait. however, I still think the pre-order was your best bet at getting one ASAP.
     
  10. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Basically there are 18 models of iPhone 6 to produce, and 10 models of Watch to produce(not counting the watch bands).

    Hopefully this means that there will be a somewhat quicker manufacturing to consumer timeframe...
     
  11. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    I dunno, I'm hopeful and I think you could well be right. But with my iPhone orders I've always been pretty lucky and had delivery for launch day confirmed right off the bat, this is the first time I've had a date range for an order. But I'm cautiously optimistic :D
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    so very true. Companies love to under promise and over deliver.
     
  13. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    Mine's June too, 3:07 order. Others with slightly earlier orders said they have May dates.

    I REALLY hope they come sooner than the email says. My iPhone 6 plus experience was the opposite. Original ship date was October 27, but delayed to around November 10.
     
  14. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    I hope you're right, my email receipt was at 3:01!
     
  15. antman2x2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No way! 3:01 and you got a delayed date?!!?
     
  16. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Yep, 4-6 weeks for the space black ss.
     
  17. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    Do you think we will see ours get bumped to launch day with that date range? If so, I may hold off on canceling.
     
  18. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    at this rate, the second software update will already be available by the time we are using it
     
  19. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    Listen to the OP, very wise words.

    I've preordered 4 iPhones, the original iPad & iMac all in the past (& just now the Watch & new MacBook).... I've gotten some crazy dates, but I've always received my items on launch day. I will be honest though and say that I have a feeling that the Watches are in really short supply this time... However, like the OP said, dates given by Apple tend to be the "worst case scenario" and this is a safety valve to protect themselves from irate customers "you said I'd get my Apple Car on February 29th but it is March 1st already!! Where is it??". The dates given will only improve, if anything.
     
  20. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    I didn't realize this has happened before. Good to know.
     
  21. antman2x2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what's that from..
     
  22. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    That's the iOS "Trust this Computer?" dialogue - I just went in and replaced some of the text in Photoshop.
     

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