First to be charged/prepare to ship, first to receive?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by icloud, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. icloud macrumors 6502

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    Are those who get charged first and receive the preparing to ship status change first, receive the watch first?

    Seems like a lot of people are receiving status changes who ordered later than others. Is there a rhyme or reason behind the charges? Are those who have yet to be charged not going to receive on 04/24?
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    No one knows for sure. Chances are they will ship first, but I've had iPhone pre-orders switch from Processing to Preparing for Shipment on the Wednesday before launch and still gotten it on launch day.
     
  3. lirn8 macrumors 6502

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  4. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Seems like the likeliest scenario, but of course we can't say for sure.

    Last year for the iPhone 6 launch, I didn't get a shipping notification until Wednesday, the 17th, which was 2 days before release. Still got my iPhone on time on launch day!
     
  5. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    It's possible those who ordered the same watch later are getting charged first cause there watch is shipping straight from China. Those who ordered fast enough will probably get a watch from inventory they've been building in warehouse in the launch countries. So there's no need to charge till Wednesday or even Thursday.
     
  6. AKRowdy macrumors regular

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    Unknown. My status went back to "processing" from "preparing shipment." And it seems like some others' have as well. Apple online chat support was negative amount of help providing insight. :(
     
  7. iregret macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. I like this theory.
     
  8. icloud thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As a rule of thumb, the trend I've noticed in the forums tonight is:

    - Times after 01:03/4 seem to be moving to 'preparing to ship' while those ordered earlier are by and large still at the processing stage.

    - Sport bands (sport edition and SS) seemed to have had the majority of movement today, while relatively fewer milanese loops have had updates.
     
  9. davidsturner macrumors newbie

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    Really? First I've heard of this. They gave you no reason?
     
  10. darkgremio macrumors 6502

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    I think they start shipping once they get the initial wave staged. There are other Watches I am guessing that still need to be staged for shipping. Most likely shipping will occur tomorrow or Wednesday.
     
  11. DC Wallaby macrumors regular

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    I have two Watches that have switched to Preparing to Ship. One of which received a confirmation email at 3:02am EST, and the other at around 3:10am EST.

    Both were Sport watches, though. So your second observation may be on point.
     
  12. iLukeJoseph macrumors 6502

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    In theory I should be one of the first to get mine. Went to preparing to ship today, AND I live in Anchorage, AK where almost all apple products stop first.

    Remember this is a theory, because in reality it will probably come to Anchorage, then go to the lower 48 just to come back up to Anchorage....
     

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