Apple Watch Pre-Orders Begin at Midnight on April 10
Those interested in purchasing an Apple Watch early will be able to pre-order the device just after midnight at 12:01 AM PST (3:01 AM EST) on April 10, according to the Apple website. The pre-ordered devices will be shipped to an address or available for pickup at an Apple Store on April 24.
Like most new Apple products, it should be expected that models will sell out quickly. This is likely to be particularly true for the more affordable Apple Watch models, so if you’re interested in getting your hands on a $349 Apple Watch Sport or $549 Apple Watch you’ll want to get a cup of coffee or tea and prepare for a late night on Thursday (12 AM PST, 3 AM EST). Users interested in the $10,000 Apple Watch Edition may face shortages as well, though demand for the premium priced WATCH models remains to be seen.
For those unsure about which size to get, it may be helpful to use the Apple Store application to get an idea of the actual size difference between the 38MM and 42MM models with the help of an iPhone.
The above times are for US and Canadian customers, but MacRumors helpfully put together this timeline for pre-orders in other countries where Apple Watch will be available on the Apple Online Store for pre-ordering:
- U.S. 12:01 AM PST, 3:01 AM EST
- Canada: 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time), 3:01 a.m. (Eastern Time)
- U.K.: 8:01 a.m.
- Germany: 9:01 a.m.
- France: 9:01 a.m.
- Australia: 5:01 p.m.
- Hong Kong: 3:01 p.m.
- China: 3:01 p.m.
- Japan 3:01 p.m.
Customers who would rather try-on an Apple Watch before ordering will be able to do so starting on April 10 in an Apple Store as well, though they will not be able to purchase in stores until the April 24 release date.
Apple Watch requires an iPhone with iOS 8.2 or newer to sync with the device.