At 3:01 a.m., Apple made the Apple Watch available for Pre-order online. Most versions of the Apple Watch initially promised a ship date between April 24 and May 8. Within about 15 minutes, all versions had at least a 4-6 week wait time for delivery. As of this morning all versions of the Watch sport edition have a June delivery date, most of the Watch stainless steel versions still have a 4-6 week delivery window, and Apple Watch edition are not shipping until June or July.
Pre-orders are being made available exclusively online, and although it is expected that Apple may have limited quantities available on launch day in-store, there is no guarantee. If you missed ordering when the Watch went on sale this morning, it is recommended that you order online as soon as possible if you want a Watch by this summer.
Although the Apple Watch is not available to pre-order at Apple Store locations, you can see and try on the Watch beginning today at Apple Stores. Appointments are needed to actually try the device on your wrist, but anyone will be able to view a display of the Apple Watch. As of this morning, the Delaware Apple Store will had plenty of appointments available as early as this afternoon. To schedule an appointment, visit Apple’s website.
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With the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus being announced this past Tuesday (September 9, 2014), Apple started accepting pre-order’s for the new iPhones at 3:00 am EST on September 12, 2014. As of the time of this writing (9:30 am EST), Apple still has most versions of the iPhone 6 available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon (Sprint being the most limited supply as of now and Gold being the color that has the least number still available). The carriers have also started pre-order’s on their sites, but if AT&T is any indication of the other carriers, the supply is starting to dwindle.
If you miss out on today’s pre-order’s, Apple typically stocks a limited number of new iPhone models in stores when they go on sale. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will officially be available for purchase next Friday, September 19, 2014. The iPhone 6 Plus is looking like it will be very difficult to get your hands on in all storage options. Apple and AT&T both had all pre-orders for the iPhone 6 Plus sold out by about 4:30 EST on Friday September 12, 2014. Initially both sites were showing a 2-3 week delay on iPhone 6 Plus shipments, with carriers now slipping to 30-45 days.
I hope that everyone that was up early this morning was able to get the phone they wanted pre-ordered. If not, it doesn’t hurt to visit your carrier store, or be prepared to wait in line on September 19, 2014 to see what is available without a pre-order. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come in 9 different models. Each has a Silver, Gold and Space Gray option available with storage options of 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a 2 year contract ($649 without), and each step-up in storage will cost an extra $100. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 with a 2 year contract ($749 without), and again each increase in storage capacity will cost an additional $100 (with the 128 GB version coming in at $499 on contract, $949 without a contract).
Visit the Apple website to pre-order a phone now: http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone6.