Apple Watch goes up for preorder on April 10 and becomes available April 24 through retail stores and online, but some of Apple’s online stores are listing ship dates ranging from April 24th to sometime in May depending on the model.
Earlier today some of Apple’s online stores, including its German and UK stores, listed various shipping dates for the device for those willing to do a little digging on the site. While the Sport models and the Apple Watch with classic leather strap or Milanese bracelet are listed as shipping between April 24th and May 8th, other models are listed as shipping in 4-6 weeks or simply in “May”.
macerkopf.de first spotted the shipping dates on the German Apple online store and we later spotted the same dates on the UK and other international stores:
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Apple Watch Sport: Usually ships “April 24 – May 8.” Apple Watch with modern leather bracelet: Usually ships in “4 to 6 weeks” Apple Watch Link Watch: Usually ships in “4 to 6 weeks” Apple Watch with leather strap with loop: Usually ships in “4 to 6 weeks” Apple Watch with classic leather strap: Usually ships “April 24 – May 8.” Apple Watch with Milanese bracelet: Usually ships “April 24 – May 8.” Apple Watch with Sport Armband: Usually hips “April 24 – May 8.” Apple Watch Edition: Usually ships “MAY”
It’s unclear if these dates will apply to the US or just international markets, but it’s not surprising considering we’ve heard Apple Watch stock could be limited at launch. In addition to limiting stock of the gold Watch Edition and the number of units customers can buy from each collection, we reported earlier this month that supplies of the rose gold Edition models will be very tight as Apple continues to work out discoloration issues.
You can get all the details on how preordering and purchasing the Apple Watch will work in our FAQ here.