Apple Confirms Apple Watch Preorders Will “Arrive Sooner Than Expected”


Just today Canadian Apple Watch preorders with May and June preorders started to move into the ‘Preparing for Shipment’ stage, meaning a faster delivery window than expected.

Apple has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Apple Watch orders with late spring/early summer delivery windows are now shipping ahead of schedule:

“We’re happy to be updating many customers today with the news that their Apple Watch will arrive sooner than expected,” an Apple spokeswoman told BuzzFeed News. “Our team is working to fill orders as quickly as possible based on the available supply and the order in which they were received. We know many customers are still facing long lead times and we appreciate their patience.”

Not all orders are in the clear though, as Apple has acknowledged some customers still face “long lead times.” But this is a positive sign.

So there you have it. Your Apple Watch preorder will come sooner than you think, just be patient. In the meantime, check out these Canadian Apple Watch app screenshots to keep you occupied while you’re waiting.


  • tfehr

    Oh boy. And here’s my order (42mm Stainless w Black Sports Band, ordered 5 minuted after preorders launched) still stuck in Processing. Grrr….

  • jim bob

    same here… aluminum ..all black 42.. 3 min after preorder started…

  • asdf

    SS Link with still a may delivery, 12:03AM preorder too 🙁

  • Mike

    42 mm blk sports band 3:06. Still processing wtf pay more wait longer!!

  • Present forever

    Ha ha ha very funny 🙂
    “To Keep you occupied while waiting!”
    Here is a btter idea
    What about going to sleep so that time moves faster? 🙂
    Or smoke marijuana so that we can lose track of time completely!
    And after we wake up we discover a yellow note on the door says that UPS came while no one there and the delivery is rescheduled for Monday!!

  • dke850

    Same boat here!

  • Present forever

    Damn how waiting for apple product
    Make me crazy !
    Is there a treatment?

  • Thanks for your alternatives, will consider them 😉

  • nightfly

    Must be a big boat cause I in it too.

  • nightfly

    Drink beer and watching Montreal vs Ottawa to take up my time while waiting for my watch.

  • Present forever

    No please
    Don’t consider them
    We need you awak to update us
    With the news ????

  • Present forever

    From where the product will be marked
    as shipped ?

  • OliChabot

    Haven’t receive the shipping confirmation since Monday 🙁 Still preparing for shipping…

  • Nick

    Same here wondering if were going to still get it on friday….

  • Duff

    I received a email from apple this evening. My order for SS 42mm with black sport band still is processing order.

    Here is what my email said.

    We’re working on your order.
    Order Number: W4560****

    Dear Jeremy ******,

    Your Apple Watch will be delivered between April 24th and May 8th. When your order ships, we’ll send you an email with a specific delivery date and tracking information.

    To help you get started and learn about the amazing things you can do with Apple Watch, please see our Guided Tour videos.

    Apple Watch requires iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.2 or later. Please take a moment to check that your iPhone is up to date.

    Thank you for choosing Apple.


    Apple Store

  • OliChabot

    I live in Quebec City and im not sure if Apple considers it a “big” city or a rural one… I think I’m going to convince myself I am not getting in on Friday and otherwuse, surprise ! Still a bummer tho…

  • Are you able to forward us your email? tips AT; we will delete your details. Thanks!

  • Travis Pinky Mcdowell

    check with ups. track by reference, change the shipping window to the 24th reference number your phone number

  • Duff

    macrumors has confirmed what i received as a email. Many more people are getting this same email so I’m assuming and order of the Stainless Steel won’t be getting theirs on the 24th, even if your order says 24/5-8/5.

    heres a link to there findings.

  • Duff

    sorry for the grammar mistakes….typing with frustration = first world problems!! here here

  • Guri

    I got an invoice email around 7pm Pacific which also says

    Salesperson Contact Entered
    Agent de ventes Contracte Date d’inscription
    STORE C2 04/10/15

    Ship Date / Date d’expédition Routing / Achemeniment

    Shipped From / Point d’expédition:
    F/G Distribution Center
    Elk Grove, Ca 95758

  • OliChabot

    Update : just received the shipping confirmation !

  • Nick

    Same here ! Look like were gunna be getting it really soon ????????