If you haven’t already pre-ordered your Apple Watch, you’re likely going to have to wait a couple of months to get one. But maybe not if you’re a developer. Apple is giving some the opportunity to buy its new wearable with a guaranteed April 28 delivery date.
“We want to give Apple developers the opportunity to test their WatchKit apps on Apple Watch as soon as possible,” reads an email obtained by MacRumors, which Apple has begun sending out to iOS developers.
Those who receive the email have until 10 a.m. PDT on April 23 to register their interest in the device, at which point Apple will let them know whether they have been chosen to purchase it. The company insists the opportunity is “offered by random selection.”
But there is a catch: the only Watch on offer is the Apple Watch Sport with 42mm silver aluminum case and blue Sport band, which is priced at $399.
It’s unclear why Apple is only offering this model, but the Apple Watch Sport is likely to be the model that there are ample supplies of — and perhaps the blue band is the one that has proven to be least popular with those who have pre-ordered.
Developers who are chosen by Apple will have their Apple Watch delivered on April 28 — just four days after its official launch date.
Customers who buy the same device through the Apple Online Store using the standard pre-order process will have to wait until June for shipping.