Apple will begin accepting preorders for the Apple Watch this Friday, but depending on your home market and what model you choose, you may not have the flashy new gadget on your wrist for many weeks.
According to German language blog Macerkopf, wait times for the Apple Watch with the leather loop or link bracelet span 4-6 weeks from launch date. The Apple Watch Sport, Apple’s entry-level model, has a ship estimate that suggests it may not arrive until May 8, and the Apple Watch Edition is simply listed as shipping in May.
Your mileage may vary, however, and we can’t take these dates for certain until Apple publishes the actual ship times on its website this Friday. Several reports have suggested various Apple Watch models might be hard to find on launch day, but we’re also still holding out hope that Apple Store locations in big cities will have more supply on launch day.
Considering Apple doesn’t want people waiting in lines, however, it might be allocating more of those units to its Web store.