Damn. My status still shows as processing.
You still think you have a chance of it arriving on Friday Anant?
Mine switch to Preparing For Shipment on Monday, but nothing since then. If it doesn't leave today, I don't see how it could make it to California from China in time for Friday.
We are probably over-analyzing the significance of order status. I remember the tracking on previous first-day orders looking liked they were bouncing back and forth between shipping hubs in the U.S. and China on a daily if not hourly basis, and were still doing that even after they began arriving at customer's doors. The logistics of moving so much product over such a huge distance to so many addresses has to be massively complicated. The internal workings of how that gets done isn't necessarily going to be transparent to us.
The reason I ask is I've never pre-ordered an Apple product before, so I'm not sure what to accept. I also very much want mine to turn up on Friday, because I'm going on vacation for a couple of weeks from Saturday!
When I've preordered for first-day delivery before (twice), the delivery status was unclear but the product always arrived by the end of the day. Not that Apple Watch could not be different. I am more or less in the same "boat." We are going on a cruise in mid-June. I'd like to have some time with my Apple Watch before we leave. Feeling like the expectant father pacing the halls in the maternity ward! (Do expectant fathers even do that anymore? Probably not!)
Ha ha! I know what you mean. My wife and I adopted our child, and while we were fortunate to be at the hospital while our birthmother was in labor, we (obviously) weren't in the delivery room, so I did pace the halls like fathers of old!
Actually my main reason for wanting it to arrive before I go on holiday is I know it will annoy my dad (who I'll be visiting) enormously if I have an Apple Watch and he doesn't!
If my dad was still alive it would annoy him in an entirely different way. He'd ask, "how much did you spend on that junk?"
Most watch will be shipped in June:
Early 2015 my ass.
First half of the year. Close enough.
I expect it will be worth the wait as opposed to getting a product release to meet a badly estimated deadline and then ship crap they have to recall.
Within the last hour or so (4PM PDT), the status on my order for a 42mm w/ Milanese changed to "preparing for shipment." I am beginning to believe that most if not all orders showing the 4-24 to 5-8 shipping window are going to be in our hands on Friday.
Based on everybody's comments, both in this thread and others, I think the shipping feels more random, rather than planned, with respect to which models are already shipping and which are 'processing'. I guess we all need to learn more patience. But it's definitely difficult, because it feels like we have been waiting forever! Ahh...if only I were a supermodel or a rap mogul! I would have my watch by now, for sure!!!
jodyz wrote: »
.... But it's definitely difficult, because it feels like we have been waiting forever! ...
Sorry - should have clarified that I meant waiting for Apple to conceive of, design, announce, build, sell, and deliver a watch forever! As a LONG time Apple fangirl, the idea of owning an Apple watch of one sort or another has been on my radar for a long time.
By the way, I'm not sure how they will accomplish it, but mine is now listed as SHIPPED as of the wee hours, with an estimated delivery of the 24th!!!! I can't imagine it can actually get here from China that quickly, but fingers crossed!!!
modena360 wrote: »
Mine is being shipped from Tennessee to So.,California tomorrow. They must have inventory sitting around different US warehouses.
Those locations don't mean a lot. They are probably where the bills of lading cleared customs, not where your package is now (or ever has been).