As Apple Watch pre-orders opened last Friday, and the first shoppers swarmed to get theirs in, we saw estimated ship times slip further and further back. After a few hours, it was looking like if you were to submit a new pre-order, you had basically no chance of seeing your smartwatch arrive before June. That’s a frustrating position to be in, especially considering how long Apple fans have been waiting to get their hands on this wearable in the first place. Luckily, those June ETAs may not be set in stone, and today we take a look at one reason Apple Watch shoppers might have cause to expect their smartwatches to arrive just a little earlier.
One Apple shopper wrote to Tim Cook with his concerns, and his letter caught the eye of the company’s executive response team. While the whole correspondence addresses several issues regarding how Apple’s going about selling the Apple Watch, maybe the most interesting is what Apple had to say about ship dates.
It’s no guarantee, but according to this, Apple is hoping that many of those pre-orders given June dates will actually ship well in advance of June. Just how much earlier isn’t clear, but even mid-May would be enormously preferable than waiting until the tail-end of spring.
Again, we wouldn’t recommend placing a new pre-order with the firm expectation that your Apple Watch will arrive prior to June, Apple sure sounds like it’s doing everything it can to get these wearables shipped as soon as possible.