1. tonztime's Avatar
    From a chat with an apple employee, it appears they are processing orders by model and by location - which is why those of us with a SS/black sport and space gray sport all seem to still be waiting (for the most part). How true that is, I cannot be certain, but figured I'd share what i heard.

    Edit - I am in NJ and waiting for a status update on my SS/black sport. Order placed 3:02 EST
    I want this to be true as I ordered a 42mm SS/black sport and a 38mm SS/white sport and the white has already charged and changed to preparing and I ordered the 42mm first. btw, I'm in CA and order was placed 12:02 PST as well.
    04-21-2015 11:30 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think it is their fault. If two people place an order at the same time and one gets their product before the other, that's not the way it should work. This whole launch has been handled rather poorly IMO. I know that doesn't make it right. But they've neber handled a preorder like this. Where the first orderes where given a window and then people within that window were treated differently. Maybe I'm nuts, it just feels like it was poorly planned.
    Last week, I ordered an iOttie 2 vehicle mount from the iMore Store for one of my brothers. The warehouse location is in Inverness, Florida, probably a 40 minute drive from Orlando via the turnpike. Instead of shipping from Inverness to Orlando, the order was shipped to Jacksonville, FL. and then from Jacksonville to Orlando. If I had ordered two at the same time and sent one to Jacksonville and another one to Orlando, the person in Jacksonville would have received it first.
    04-21-2015 11:38 AM
  3. Blackcash's Avatar
    I think they are doing by lottery.
    My son and I are located in Michigan. We ordered the 42 space gray with black sports band at the exact same time. Our confirmation emails are both time stamped 03:02 EDT. My order has been charged and is preparing to ship. He has not seen any activity on his order.

    All this calling and chatting with Apple seems to be only the employees opinion and not fact.
    Last edited by Blackcash; 04-21-2015 at 11:49 AM. Reason: Clarification
    04-21-2015 11:40 AM
  4. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I am starting to wonder if it is a lottery type system. I don't think they are doing a lottery for who gets it shipped first but I think processing is lottery based. I think most if not all of the people who are waiting will get their notification today and tomorrow they will all ship. I read that Apple is sending the watches to distribution centers and then they are going out for delivery which is when you'll see your shipping notification. I think once they are scanned at the distribution centers they will update the rest of us to shipping or whatever.


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    04-21-2015 11:56 AM
  5. swarlos's Avatar
    Just curious anyone who's order status has changed did you get a push notification from the Apple Store app? I have the order status notifications enabled under the account section of the app.


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    04-21-2015 11:57 AM
  6. Pedro Hicken's Avatar
    Just been charged. UK 42 stainless Milanese.
    04-21-2015 12:00 PM
  7. EmEuS's Avatar
    Just curious anyone who's order status has changed did you get a push notification from the Apple Store app? I have the order status notifications enabled under the account section of the app.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    I was wondering the same thing. My status changed but no notification. I'm will to bet when it goes to "shipped" I will see a notification.
    04-21-2015 12:01 PM
  8. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I agree, it's not a letdown, we are well within (actually before) the original 4/24 to 5/8 dates. It's only a letdown if they don't deliver in that window. The only thing 'let down' at this point are unrealistic expectations.
    And like Albert Ellis would have said: Only you can make you upset/let down/anxious/etc.
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    04-21-2015 12:03 PM
  9. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    I received a notification from the app that my cable had shipped. It came in a few minutes after I got the email.

    Just tracked the cable and I'll be getting it Thursday. Shipped from PA. My phone number is one of the reference numbers for tracking.
    04-21-2015 12:07 PM
  10. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Good information to know. Thank you!
    04-21-2015 12:09 PM
  11. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2015/04...-need-to-know/
    This article pretty much sums up what I thought was going on. Don't fret. They're coming.
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    04-21-2015 12:21 PM
  12. zsmithwx's Avatar
    I am starting to wonder if it is a lottery type system. I don't think they are doing a lottery for who gets it shipped first but I think processing is lottery based. I think most if not all of the people who are waiting will get their notification today and tomorrow they will all ship. I read that Apple is sending the watches to distribution centers and then they are going out for delivery which is when you'll see your shipping notification. I think once they are scanned at the distribution centers they will update the rest of us to shipping or whatever.


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    Did your status change yet? Or have you been charged?
    04-21-2015 12:25 PM
  13. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Neither, I am expecting today or tomorrow though.
    04-21-2015 12:35 PM
  14. mheusler65's Avatar
    Oh wow, thank you. Lol, you made my day much better with that. Awesome news. Whew!
    04-21-2015 12:36 PM
  15. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    I'm hoping that since my extra cable came from PA, my watch would do the same. The cable shipped via UPS ground and it only takes 2 days to get here. So if I don't get a charge today or notification that it shipped tomorrow, I'll be SOL on a Friday delivery.
    04-21-2015 12:39 PM
  16. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I am from Toronto and status changed yesterday....
    I officially am jealous of you sir lol

    From a chat with an apple employee, it appears they are processing orders by model and by location - which is why those of us with a SS/black sport and space gray sport all seem to still be waiting (for the most part). How true that is, I cannot be certain, but figured I'd share what i heard.

    Edit - I am in NJ and waiting for a status update on my SS/black sport. Order placed 3:02 EST
    Thanks for the info whether completely true or not it's something

    I think it is their fault. If two people place an order at the same time and one gets their product before the other, that's not the way it should work. This whole launch has been handled rather poorly IMO. I know that doesn't make it right. But they've neber handled a preorder like this. Where the first orderes where given a window and then people within that window were treated differently. Maybe I'm nuts, it just feels like it was poorly planned.
    Here's my thoughts on blaming Apple and thinking they dropped the ball. You have to realize that there were an estimated 3 million pre-orders. I know Apple is a big company worth a lot of money and we all think they can do anything. We have to still remember that there are so many factors to take account of during the pre-order to shipped. The creditcard companies the charges are going through are hit with a ton of requests and may have other charges at the same time. Like some have already said it's not the 24th yet so the status might change tomorrow, the status might not even change and your Watch arrives I had that happen with my iPhone 5. If it doesn't arrive on the 24th that's why they give you a date range so your expectation shouldn't be set for the 24th but instead for May 8th. It's expecting the worst and then getting the best outcome. If you expect May 8th and it arrives on the 24th you'll jump for joy. If you expect May 8th and it arrives May 8th well that was what you expected anyway.

    Going by this I think we don't have anything to worry about just yet http://www.macrumors.com/2015/04/21/...m_campaign=ios I know we are all excited hell if it doesn't get here on Friday my weekend will be a little less bright. But lets just sharing info with each other and try to wait til it arrives. I ordered a 42mm Watch with black sport band. The most basic of setups and mine is still processing so I think only Apple knows how they are updating orders at this point.
    04-21-2015 12:40 PM
  17. Quackinup's Avatar
    Funny how easy it is to separate generations in a thread like this. So easy to pick out the people born into the generation of entitlement.
    EmEuS and Audizine like this.
    04-21-2015 12:41 PM
  18. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Funny how easy it is to separate generations in a thread like this. So easy to pick out the people born into the generation of entitlement.
    "So easy to pick out the people born into the generation of entitlement."

    Can I have your permission to use that phrase in the future?
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    04-21-2015 12:47 PM
  19. EmEuS's Avatar
    Funny how easy it is to separate generations in a thread like this. So easy to pick out the people born into the generation of entitlement.
    *sustained*
    04-21-2015 12:52 PM
  20. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I think I am near one of the distribution centers. I live in GA and I believe one is in Memphis, TN. I guess I am one of those who feels "entitled" lol
    04-21-2015 12:53 PM
  21. Connor Tumbaga's Avatar
    My friend ordered a 42mm Sport Watch Space Gray and it is preparing to ship! We live in Honolulu Hawaii
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    04-21-2015 12:58 PM
  22. techstudent's Avatar
    I've seen some twitter posts and articles that show people with May 13-May 27 shipping dates already "preparing for shipment" and having their cards charged. Thats a good sign for those like me with those dates! Plus mine is the SS/42mm so I'm assuming they're going through the alloy watch first, and will make their way through the SS next. Lets hope.

    I was initially upset with Apple about the shipping dates, and how they handled it, but I look at it this way. They are just as excited as everyone else to get these things out to people. Maybe they overshot their initial plan for April 24 release. They could have just played the whole thing conservatively, and made the release date for June and avoided all of this blow back. I look at it as they wanted to get out as many as they could, so they kept the April date, and took the chance that their supply would not live up to the immediate demand. They took that hit so the lucky few to get their watches on the 24th would be happy, instead of making everyone wait until everyone could have one on the same date. I can't wait for it!
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    04-21-2015 12:58 PM
  23. zsmithwx's Avatar
    Neither, I am expecting today or tomorrow though.
    Same, I ordered the same watch as you I believe.
    04-21-2015 01:03 PM
  24. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Same, I ordered the same watch as you I believe.
    42mm space gray sport?


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    04-21-2015 01:04 PM
  25. zsmithwx's Avatar
    42mm space gray sport?


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    Yup. Ordered at 3:03 am
    04-21-2015 01:23 PM
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