Apple Watch shipping dates down to 2-3 weeks

Apple’s Apple Online Store has dropped Apple Watch shipping dates from 4-6 weeks to 2-3 weeks.

The 2-3 week shipping dates are for all models: Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition.

This suggests that Apple’s supply chain has corrected a reported issue with Taptic Engine production and are now beginning to make a dent in the dramatic supply/demand imbalance that Appel Watch has experienced since pre-orders began on April 10th. Minutes after preorders began, Apple Watch shipping dates slipped into June and July.

Many orders have seen their quoted shipping times reduced and earlier-than-expected deliveries.

MacDailyNews Take: Next up for Apple, get Apple Retail Stores stocked ASAP!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Eric” for the heads up.]

SEE ALSO:

Apple Watch Bands could arrive in limited quantities in Apple Retail Stores later this week – May 20, 2015
Highly sought-after Apple Watch won’t hit retail store shelves until June at the earliest – April 16, 2015

24 Comments

    1. Why Apple Watch Sucks:

      UI is a mess (small app icons are hard to read, let alone press)

      UI should’ve been built around SIRI (instead, SIRI is an afterthought, some apps require the use of both hands; very convenient when you’re on the go)

      The Apps are horrible, slow and inconsistent

      No native GPS

      This watch brings nothing to the table that other smartwatches haven’t

      Can’t stand alone, requires an iPhone

      Complete WASTE of money.

      If you bought an Apple Watch you are a (fill in the blank).

    1. Good god, they’re still shipping launch day orders! I don’t see any reasonable scenario where Apple Watch supply catches up to demand before spring 2016.

      1. I think the 42mm Sport Grey was very popular. Plus, I may be the last one to bother to order on launch day. Everyone else was smart enough to realize they could probably get one quicker in an Apple Store.

  1. As an Apple shareholder I hope they are selling well, but if you can order one today and the shipping time is 2-3 weeks that is not good. I ordered a watch on May 4th and my shipping time has been updated to 2-3 weeks. The would seem to mean that in the last 4 weeks their orders haven’t been very high.

    1. No it doesn’t mean that at all. It means that now that the labor force is back from Chinese New Years Celebrations and a large number of additional assembly lines got setup to accommodate the correct balance of order mix now that the pattern of order percentages has been established and corrected Taptic Engine supply has arrived at the plants, supply can finally catch up to demand over the next month or so. That’s why Tim told us the WATCH will arrive in the Stores in June. Great work Tim & Angela💥😃👍👀🎉⌚️

  2. Apple is clearly a doomed company!

    One group of “experts” with no real world experience bitches about Apple’s “failure” to keep up with demand, while another group of “experts” talks about how the Apple Watch is “overpriced.”

    Imagine that: An “overpriced” product that is nevertheless impossible to keep in stock.

    Somehow I get the funny feeling that these “experts” don’t know crap about basic economics.

  3. Ordered a 42mm Space Gray Sport with black sports band on May 15th. First it said shipping in July, then 5-7 weeks, then 4-6 weeks. As of yesterday morning, it’s at 2-3 weeks. Something tells me I’ll see it no later than the 2nd week of June.

  4. I ordered my 42mm Space Black Apple Watch at 2 minutes after midnight on April 10th, two minutes later I ordered my girlfriend’s 38mm Space Gray Apple Watch Sport with black band. Hers arrived three weeks ago on May 6th. I’m still waiting for mine and it still says “Available to ship: June” on my “Your Orders” page. I see my Apple Watch model for sale on eBay with the listing saying “In hand!” selling for a premium which pisses me off, big time. Scalpers have them, and I who got my order in within two minutes of them being available, can’t get mine. AAARRRGGGHHH!

  5. I’m going out on a limb here… but I think the only reason shipping times have caught up is because demand has completely died off.

    Signed,
    Wall Street Analyst waiting to buy more Apple stock.

  6. Apple have not announced sales volume yet so we are all still guessing.
    If the shipping times are down to 2-3 weeks then that means they are catching up on demand. By the end of June they will be caught up with most orders and the watches will be available in stores.

    1. There could be several factors that contributed to that: Taptic engine yield is much better; people cancelling orders after seeing and receiving more feedback from someone they know so that unit being reassigned to a different order; manufacture of low production run straps raised to meet actual demand; addition of manufacturing capacity via new partners; people still waiting for someone they know to get one so they can get more input before deciding. I think the acceptance rate will probably spike a little after they actually get units you can purchase and take home the same day from the physical stores.

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