1. TDTHR3E's Avatar
    I'm shocked that the white sport band I ordered hasn't even shipped. Isn't that like the default color? Wouldn't it take more effort to make the colored ones? haha.

    It would ease tensions if Apple would just release some info on why things are taking so long. I don't remember any other product that I've preordered from them taking so long.
    05-08-2015 09:13 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm shocked that the white sport band I ordered hasn't even shipped. Isn't that like the default color? Wouldn't it take more effort to make the colored ones? haha.

    It would ease tensions if Apple would just release some info on why things are taking so long. I don't remember any other product that I've preordered from them taking so long.
    If Apple sent you an email stating that due to the complexity of the Watch, it takes longer to manufacture than it does its other products, and that the delivery timeframe given to you when you ordered is accurate based on your specific model and band combination, would that ease tensions for you?
    05-08-2015 10:00 PM
  3. TDTHR3E's Avatar
    If Apple sent you an email stating that due to the complexity of the Watch, it takes longer to manufacture than it does its other products, and that the delivery timeframe given to you when you ordered is accurate based on your specific model and band combination, would that ease tensions for you?
    Not really. I placed my order at 3:16am on 4.10. Why would they open something up for preorder that they can't fulfill in a timely manner? This isn't their first product launch, they know people want their products. The fact that it's been 2 weeks since launch and I still don't have my watch is pretty crazy to me. I am glad that they aren't over-promising on the delivery windows, but I'm just struggling to understand how such a massive operation like Apple can't make enough watches to fulfill orders. The fact that I ordered it within minutes of the preorders opening makes it worse.
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    05-08-2015 10:04 PM
  4. cwilliams706's Avatar
    Not really. I placed my order at 3:16am on 4.10. Why would they open something up for preorder that they can't fulfill in a timely manner? This isn't their first product launch, they know people want their products. The fact that it's been 2 weeks since launch and I still don't have my watch is pretty crazy to me. I am glad that they aren't over-promising on the delivery windows, but I'm just struggling to understand how such a massive operation like Apple can't make enough watches to fulfill orders. The fact that I ordered it within minutes of the preorders opening makes it worse.
    I understand where you're coming from. Maybe Apple didn't accurately predict which size and combinations people would pre-order, so now they're unfortunately playing catch up.
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    05-08-2015 10:08 PM
  5. BMWandDQ's Avatar
    I understand where you're coming from. Maybe Apple didn't accurately predict which size and combinations people would pre-order, so now they're unfortunately playing catch up.
    That would make sense if there were some watches available now. The fact that all of the watches have a delayed ship date means that apple severely underestimated how many watches would be ordered. Or the taptic engine problem was far larger then we realized and occurred after the preorders started.
    05-08-2015 10:15 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Not really. I placed my order at 3:16am on 4.10. Why would they open something up for preorder that they can't fulfill in a timely manner? This isn't their first product launch, they know people want their products. The fact that it's been 2 weeks since launch and I still don't have my watch is pretty crazy to me. I am glad that they aren't over-promising on the delivery windows, but I'm just struggling to understand how such a massive operation like Apple can't make enough watches to fulfill orders. The fact that I ordered it within minutes of the preorders opening makes it worse.
    You stated the following:

    "It would ease tensions if Apple would just release some info on why things are taking so long..."

    I gave you a scenario with an explanation and then you stated "not really" in regard to easing your tensions. Apple has never released an Watch before. It's been exactly 2 weeks since orders first started arriving and people are acting as if it's been 2 months. People are checking their order status every other minute (I'm obviously exaggerating) and that's fueling the "tension". Yet, for a majority of people awaiting their package, their estimated shipping times have not yet passed. Apple is doing what it is suppose to be doing, but some customers are having difficulty waiting patiently, and blaming Apple for it.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 05-08-2015 at 10:37 PM.
    05-08-2015 10:22 PM
  7. sunnysideup22125's Avatar
    You stated the following:

    "It would ease tensions if Apple would just release some info on why things are taking so long..."

    I gave you a scenario with an explanation and then you stated "not really" in regard to easing your tensions. Apple has never released an Watch before. It's been exactly 2 weeks since orders first started arriving and people are acting as if it's been 2 months. People are checking their order status every other minute (I'm obviously exaggerating) and that's fueling the "tension". Yet, for a majority of people awaiting their package, their estimated shipping times have not yet passed. Apple is doing what they are suppose to be doing, but some customers are having difficulty waiting patiently, and blaming Apple for it.
    The the comments that people are/were about to cancel there orders because they're taking too long make no sense to me. It's like some weird empty threat.

    But it's ok if someone is so frustrated they want to cancel. That will just get me one spot closer to getting my watch.
    05-08-2015 10:38 PM
  8. cwilliams706's Avatar
    The the comments that people are/were about to cancel there orders because they're taking too long make no sense to me. It's like some weird empty threat.

    But it's ok if someone is so frustrated they want to cancel. That will just get me one spot closer to getting my watch.
    If enough people cancel in my queue, I'll get my watch earlier too!
    05-08-2015 10:55 PM
  9. maverick96's Avatar
    I ordered a 42mm stainless with black sport band on April 10th around 4:30am CST and got the 13 MAY through 27 MAY delivery window. No progress here at all.
    05-08-2015 11:09 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I ordered a 42mm stainless with black sport band on April 10th around 4:30am CST and got the 13 MAY through 27 MAY delivery window. No progress here at all.
    Well, next week your Watch will more than likely be shipped as indicated. Have faith...
    05-08-2015 11:14 PM
  11. maverick96's Avatar
    Well, next week your Watch will more than likely be shipped as indicated. Have faith...
    I'm praying!! lol been sweating it out these last few weeks. haha
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    05-08-2015 11:22 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm praying!! lol been sweating it out these last few weeks. haha
    I'm happy for you, my friend. Keep praying and please be sure to let us know when it arrives next week.
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    05-08-2015 11:23 PM
  13. maverick96's Avatar
    I'm happy for you, my friend. Keep praying and please be sure to let us know when it arrives next week.
    Done deal!! And thank you!!
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    05-08-2015 11:24 PM
  14. jbaile07's Avatar
    Quick question I'm actually watching the flight website. Looks like 4 flights have left for
    Louisville KY.. And 1 to take off soon.. There's also 2 flights that leave from China soon. So when do you think u are notified when the flights arrive to Kentucky or before hand?
    05-09-2015 12:40 AM
  15. TheOneRico's Avatar
    I ordered a 42mm stainless with black sport band on April 10th around 4:30am CST and got the 13 MAY through 27 MAY delivery window. No progress here at all.
    I ordered the same model and band (42 SS BSB) and got my confirmation email 2:05 hours after preorders went live. I actually could have ordered right on the dot (I live in Hawaii and so it was only 9pm for me), but I thought that there wasn't that much of a demand for the watches and so didn't interrupt my movie.

    Was a stupid assumption on my part, and I got the May 13 - 27 delivery estimate. I've been checking this thread a couple of times a day and found it quite amusing at times, informative at others. Since I messed up by waiting to preorder I wasn't that upset, about my own watch not having arrived yet, though I definitely would have liked to get it earlier.

    Well, 30 minutes ago I got a notification from Apple Pay that my card was charged! Still shows processing on the Order page, but I'm guessing that I'll get it on Monday or Tuesday.

    That would put it at one to two days early! Wahoo! Awesome! 🎉😝

    Yes, I like to think that the glass is still half full, rather than half empty. It makes life a lot more enjoyable and less to worry about.

    My guess is that your watch will ship out soon, too.
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    05-09-2015 12:41 AM
  16. jbaile07's Avatar
    Quick question I'm actually watching the flight website. Looks like 4 flights have left for Louisville KY.. And 1 to take off soon.. There's also 2 flights that leave from China soon. So when do you think u are notified when the flights arrive to Kentucky or before hand?
    When the shipment lands in the hub for final sort, the shipments are scanned. The devices that are allocated to individuals are systematically changed, and that's when second stage of processing begins. Charges happen and shipments begin to be processed. Once the individual device is picked and boxed, it is then given a tracking number and sent to the final departure hub. That is why you don't always see the same place as the origin of shipment.
    05-09-2015 12:44 AM
  17. Dougie011's Avatar
    I can only wonder how long I'll be waiting. I ordered the 42 sg bsb at 11 am on the 4/11, a full 32 hours after they began taking preorders. (I stupidly wanted to try one on before ordering. ). With people waiting who pushed the "buy now" button only moments after the preorders began, it could be July or August before mine arrives. So far, it still says "June," unchanged from the moment I bought it in the Apple Store.
    I'm in the same boat. I ordered a 42mm SG BSB at 10 am cst. Mine still just says June. The the hard part about the wait is not being informed on what's going on.
    05-09-2015 03:31 AM
  18. docd62's Avatar
    42MM Space Gray Black Band

    Order Confirmation Email: 3:07AM on the 10th
    Expected Delivery: May 13th - May 27th
    Order Status: Shipped: Delivers on May 11, 2015

    I find it funny that it's being shipped to me from Harrisburg, PA. I live in Louisville and it had to travel right through here to get to PA.
    I'm in Louisville also mine went to Mt. Juliet Tennessee first. That's because after the arrive in Louisville they are sent to Apple distribution centers across the U.S. Then in a lot of cases right back to Louisville and sent out to UPS distribution centers to be loaded onto trucks to our houses and businesses.


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    05-09-2015 04:45 AM
  19. cwilliams706's Avatar
    I'm guessing it'll be next week since I haven't received an update yet.
    05-09-2015 04:48 AM
  20. jburnham's Avatar
    Finally! Status just changed from PROCESSING to SHIPPED! Hang in there.
    05-09-2015 07:30 AM
  21. syx6sic's Avatar
    Finally! Status just changed from PROCESSING to SHIPPED! Hang in there.
    When was ur order and original ship date?


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    05-09-2015 08:28 AM
  22. Adam Brown22's Avatar
    Ordered 42MM SG Sport - 12:16 PST
    Status - Processing Item

    I imagine it will ship next week sometime, probably towards the end of the week.
    05-09-2015 09:46 AM
  23. cwilliams706's Avatar
    Which models does everyone think are the top 3 in popularity?
    05-09-2015 09:48 AM
  24. jarran6's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    Something weird has happened to my forum account and I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue.

    I am posting this here as this is where I have been living the past few weeks.
    My user name was mrt33cee and posted over 25 posts, as mentioned mostly in this thread.

    I just received an email from imore telling my i had received points for an infraction for spamming, no idea what this was si i logged into this site to find my account had been permanently banned.

    Anyone else shed light on this?
    05-09-2015 10:00 AM
  25. TDTHR3E's Avatar
    Which models does everyone think are the top 3 in popularity?
    According to 9to5mac.com's poll:

    1. 42mm Sport Space Gray Black Band
    2. 38mm Sport Space Gray Black Band
    3. 42mm Watch Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet
    05-09-2015 10:00 AM
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