Initial Apple Watch allocation sells out

Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of retail and online stores, last week said that she expected customer demand for the Apple Watch to exceed supply, and she certainly wasn't wrong: initial allocations of the wearable sold out within hours of pre-orders opening on Friday afternoon. Customers hoping to get their hands on an Apple Watch could have to wait as long as four months for select models.

These are the estimated local shipping times for the Apple Watch at time of writing:

38mm Apple Watch Sport with White Band – June
42mm Apple Watch Sport with White Band – June
38mm Apple Watch Sport with Blue Band – June
42mm Apple Watch Sport with Blue Band – June
38mm Apple Watch Sport with Green Band – June
42mm Apple Watch Sport with Green Band – June
38mm Apple Watch Sport with Pink Band – June
42mm Apple Watch Sport with Pink Band – June
38mm Apple Watch Sport with Black Band – June
42mm Apple Watch Sport with Black Band – June

38mm Apple Watch with White Sport Band – 4 to 6 weeks
42mm Apple Watch with White Sport Band – June
38mm Apple Watch with Black Sport Band – 4 to 6 weeks
42mm Apple Watch with Black Sport Band – June
38mm Apple Watch with Black Classic Buckle – 4 to 6 weeks
42mm Apple Watch with Black Classic Buckle – June
38mm Apple Watch with Milanese Loop – 4 to 6 weeks
42mm Apple Watch with Milanese Loop – June
38mm Apple Watch with Black Modern Buckle – 4 to 6 weeks
42mm Apple Watch with Black Leather Loop – June
38mm Apple Watch with Midnight Blue Modern Buckle – June
42mm Apple Watch with Bright Blue Leather Loop – June
38mm Apple Watch with Soft Pink Modern Buckle – July
42mm Apple Watch with Stone Leather Loop – June
38mm Apple Watch with Brown Modern Buckle – June
42mm Apple Watch with Light Brown Leather Loop – June
38mm Apple Watch with Stainless Steel Link Bracelet – 4 to 6 weeks
42mm Apple Watch with Stainless Steel Link Bracelet – June
38mm Apple Watch with Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet – June
42mm Apple Watch with Space Black Stainless Steel Link Bracelet – July

38mm Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition with White Sport Band – June
42mm Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition with White Sport Band – June
38mm Gold Apple Watch Edition with White Sport Band – June
42mm Gold Apple Watch Edition with White Sport Band – June
38mm Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition with Rose Grey Modern Buckle – June
42mm Gold Apple Watch Edition with Black Classic Buckle – June
38mm Gold Apple Watch Edition with Bright Red Modern Buckle – June
42mm Gold Apple Watch Edition with Midnight Blue Classic Buckle – June

Australian customers simply hoping to walk into an Apple Store on the 24th of April to pick one up are also out of luck: Apple will not be selling the Watch in its local retail outlets at launch.

“To provide the best experience and selection to as many customers as we can, we will be taking orders for Apple Watch exclusively online during the initial launch period," said Ahrendts.

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