Apple Reportedly Hints Apple Watch Preorders Could Ship Sooner than June

If you were part of the Apple Watch preorder hoopla last Friday, consider yourself lucky if you were able to get an order with an April 24 ship date. Most people (including yours truly) got their orders in minutes after sales went live, but still received shipping dates of late May and some even into June.

According to MacRumors, one reader from their forums sent off an email to CEO Tim Cook regarding the Apple Watch launch and was surprised to receive a response.

One particular point to note is how the executive team relations correspondent noted Apple Watch preorders could ship earlier than June, as the extended date is there to prevent disappointment:

Further more, and perhaps most interesting, he said that June preorders will most likely ship sooner than June. Of course he didn’t make any promises, but that’s the reason Apple is announcing such an extended ship date after all – to avoid disappointment through false guarantees.

There’s no way to verify the legitimacy of the email, as it was not posted in its entirety, nor were email headers shared for verification. While we don’t necessarily doubt the email response from Apple (Tim Cook has responded to my email before), there is no proof it is indeed real, but we’d like to believe it is.

For those familiar with Apple product preorders, the company usually under promises and over delivers to ensure customers don’t get upset over guaranteed dates. With preorders estimated at around 1 million (and with 2 million orders predicted for the June quarter) in the U.S., once Apple is able to ramp up its supply chain to fulfill orders, more accurate shipping timetables will most likely be sent out.

Our unscientific poll conducted to tabulate Apple Watch preorders currently has the 42mm Apple Watch Sport in Space Grey as the most popular choice at 30% of total votes.

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  • Corey Hoffarth

    That would be great. I have a date of July for the 42mm space grey steel link bracelet. Would really love it if it came in June

  • matt

    I got my pre order for 38 mm apple watch sport with white band at like 12:06 am(stayed up like you, Gary)….my estimate is April 24 to may 5

    What are the chances of getting it on April 24 anyways? They give too large of a gap in that estimated

  • Flash

    Hope so I got June and I leave June 5th to Europe for 4 months – was hoping to sport the watch whilst touring.

  • Ryan Peterson

    From my experience with Apple pre-orders the date range is based on where you live… major cities should get delivery on the 24th while rural addresses could take longer. When I pre-ordered my iPhone 5 and 6 they both had ranges and I received my item on the earliest date.

  • johnnygoodface

    …rural… really? 😉

  • matt

    I am in Richmond BC, nearby Vancouver