If your ship date is April 24th, how did you order

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


How did you order your  Watch?

Poll closed Apr 11, 2015.
  1. App With with favorite saved and Apple Pay

    70 vote(s)
  2. App with Apple Pay

    35 vote(s)
  3. App with favorite saved

    97 vote(s)
  4. App, nothing saved and paid with normal CC

    31 vote(s)
  5. store.Apple.com with Express checkout

    6 vote(s)
  6. store.Apple.com

    21 vote(s)
  7. Wasn’t able to order with a shipping date of April

    18 vote(s)
  1. bjdraw macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2008
    Tampa FL
    I feel like I was able to order what I wanted because I took advantage of the Apple Store App's favorite feature and Apple Pay -- easiest $1k I ever spent. Anyone have any luck with the other options?
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    There is no April 24th ship date. The earliest delivery estimate is between April 24th and May 8th.
  3. bjdraw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2008
    Tampa FL
    A ship date of between April 24th and May 8th includes the date April 24th.
  4. extricated macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    I used the favorite feature in the Apple Store App and it was speedy.
    I forgot that I needed to enter the 3-digit security code from my card and had to run get it. That extra minute or so caused my shipping estimate to slip to 4-6 weeks. Still beats waiting until June!
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Apple Store website on my iMac. The Store app did come up first, but I had a $250 gift card with an Apple Watch name on it, so I was stuck using the store site and not the app. Order went super smooth once the site came up.

    42mm SS with black sport band
  6. Mythicstatus2 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2015
    I went straight to my favourites from the apple store on my iPad and checked out. Done at 3:03am EST

    Safari on my mac mini still had not even loaded.

    My only hesitation was looking for reserve and pick up, lucky for me it did not cost me later shipping times. I got 4/24-5/8 for the 42 SS WB.
  7. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Clicked the wrong one, I was suppose to click saved to favorite and paid via Apple Store App
  8. Glene macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Ft Lauderdale
    The app was clearly faster than the website...ordered at 12: 02 - I could watch the delivery times on all watches slip as I refreshed....when website came up at 1206 or so, all the dates had slipped. Thank you app store!

    SS sport band - 4/24-5/8
    link band 2-4 weeks

    and per other launches , the dates are worst case so they look good. I'll make a bet it'll be here 4/24....we'll know as soon as we get a track #
  9. Daws001 macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2011
    The States
    The app was up sooner than the website but it wouldn't let me use my gift card. If the option was there, my half asleep brain couldn't see it :/

    So I ordered on the website instead.
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I initially tried the web site on my Mac. As it clearly wasn't coming up I tried the app on my iPad but also wasn't bringing up the store. I immediately tried the app on my iPhone which worked first time. I think overall the app is always quicker and more efficient.
  11. vishalc macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2014
    I'm glad I favorited the Watch beforehand. Checkout went so fast and smooth I was in shock when my order was done! Now waiting and hoping it arrives on the 24th itself (42mm Milanese Loop SS).
  12. dBeats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    Refreshed the app at 3:02 EDT, picked my favorite (42mm Space Grey Sport :apple: Watch), hit order, entered my apple id password, had to enter my CC security code (had my wallet right next to me, grabbed it quickly), got a confirmation for April 24th-May8th, got my order email confirmation notification while still in the app (email time was 3:03 EDT) went back to sleep at 3:05 EDT. Mission accomplished, but groggy today... :confused:
  13. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I read something a few days ago saying Apple was excited about the pre-sale numbers they were seeing in the Apple Store app favorites section. It appears that they know what you have in your favorites. I know it made it an easy/fast purchase for me. No looking for what I wanted, it was already there waiting for me to process the payment. ApplePay of course, use it everywhere I can.
  14. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Kauai, HI
    Since the app favorites always matched your online website favorites it was clear that Apple could read those from accounts. I am keeping mine set just to see how the dates slip for those late to the party.

    HMM. just refreshed mine. all 4 things I had marked refreshed while I was watching from 4-6 weeks to JUNE.
  15. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    East Coast
    True, but the point is, nobody AFAIK got a April 24 arrival date. We all got ranges and could all be waiting until May 8 for all we know. When I saw the poll, I was curious how anyone got a Apr 24 date as I was on the Apple store app at time 0 and saw only date ranges for all watches. I think the answer is, no one got an Apr 24 arrival date and the poll is not accurate. If someone does indeed have an arrival date of only Apr 24 (hard stop), I'd be interested to hear which watch and how they got it.
  16. technosix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2015
    West Coast USA
    - Apple Store App
    - 42mm Stainless / Black Sport Band
    - Estimated delivery 4/24 - 5/8
    - Order complete & confirmed 3:04 EST

  17. bjdraw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2008
    Tampa FL
    Sorry for the confusion, I was just trying to keep the subject brief. I think you are aright, everyone received a range instead of an exact date.
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I ordered through the app before the website even was up. I think that is what most people did. They had the app and the website fired up side by side.
  19. NJRonbo macrumors 68010

    Jan 10, 2007
    Went through the Apple Store App on my iPhone before the site's web page even came up.

    So, I was online at 3:01 and got a SS with Milanese. Got the 4/24 date range.

    A few minutes later I tried to order a black sport strap and that delivery slipped to an extra week later.
  20. Wreckus macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2015
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    went through apple.com but got a scare at first since it sent me to the US site, not the Canadian site.

    Also, think I selected the wrong option as I had the one I wanted favourited. Still shocked I got apr 24 - early May delivery.
  21. leesweet macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Exact same experience and choices. :) I had entered my password a few minutes earlier so I didn't get the store prompting me for the Apple ID password. (If that's the 8.3 bug, great timing...)
  22. kovey macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2011
    Technically, the order status says "Delivers: 4/24-5/8 by Standard Shipping", which includes 4/24 as a possible delivery date.
  23. Technodynamic macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012
    I gave up on the site after 45 painful seconds. Switched to the app. Apple Watch was on home screen, clci > Apple watch > 42mm milanese loop > buy now > credit card > my credit card info was in from express pay being setup.

    Took all of 60 seconds once i was in app.
  24. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    Apple Pay in the app, had my favorites saved to my account.
  25. Wreckus macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2015
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    for me it was the other way around, the app was pretty slow (on LTE) and the apple store site came up quickly on my iMac. Weird.

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