Apple Watch Pre-Orders Slip To June Delivery
Two phrases: provide constraints.
Delivery timeframes for the Apple Watch, which went up for on-line pre-order a number of hours in the past with the promise of in-retailer decide up or residence supply beginning on April 24, have shortly slipped to June for some fashions as consumers snapped up the undisclosed numbers of models Apple had prepared for them.
There are a complete of 38 totally different fashions of the Apple Watch up for pre-order immediately by way of Apple’s on-line shops in 9 nations: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the U.Okay. and the U.S.
Even the costliest Version line of Apple Watches is listed as delivery in June on the Apple US and Apple UK webstores. Though it’s nonetheless attainable to seek out some fashions which might be listed as delivery inside four-6 weeks — principally from the mid-degree priced Watch vary, somewhat than the cheaper Sport or premium Version line:
Numerous fashions on Apple’s Chinese language net retailer are additionally listed with June delivery — with a number of the Version fashions simply saying ‘not in inventory’.
None of this tells us very a lot, given there’s no option to quantify Apple Watch demand with out with the ability to put a concrete determine on Apple Watch provide. And therein lies the rub.
That there is a few demand is clear. How a lot of it there’s should watch for an official gross sales missive from Apple. However in case you have been hoping to get your palms on Apple’s costly wrist-put on this spring, likelihood is you’ll now be ready til summer time — until you go for a much less well-liked mannequin.
Apple confirmed it was making a smartwatch in a September 2014 occasion, saying the wearable can be obtainable “early subsequent yr”.