Apple quietly removes April 24 Watch availability date from website
Reports of Apple Watch delays have been crossing our desks ever since the device’s initial announcement way back in September of last year, which serves as some explanation for Apple announcing that the smartwatch would begin shipping on April 24 during its March “Spring Forward” event. But it’s possible that Apple won’t even be able to hit that mark – following the opening of pre-orders on April 10, shipping estimates quickly began shipping to dates well into the summer. Now Apple has done away entirely with its Apple Watch availability date of April 24 from its Watch website; is this confirmation of delays, and Apple’s inability to adequately hit this timeframe?
The page linked in the source below, according to 9to5Mac, previously read “Available 4.24.15” – that’s the date announced as the Apple Watch availability date at the company’s press event. It has now been replaced with “The Watch is coming.” This is very likely indicative of either massive demand or immensely constrained supply; ship dates on the Apple Store aren’t looking too wonderful, and supply chain reports haven’t left us looking too happy either. But there has been a report suggesting Watch models could begin shipping ahead of this date, so that remains a possibility too – but don’t count on it.