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Apple Watch pre-orders will be delivered sooner than expected

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Many Apple Watch orders that were scheduled to be delivered in May and June will actually be delivered sooner than expected, according to a new report by BuzzFeed News. They reached out to an Apple spokesman that confirmed they are ahead of schedule in terms of orders that are expected in late Spring and early Summer.


Before this report came out, 9to5Mac posted that several of their readers saw their Apple Watch order statuses change and their credit cards being charged event though the delivery isn’t expected until May and June. This typically happens when Apple prepares to ship out a product. Thankfully, the Apple spokesman in the BuzzFeed News report was able to confirm that this was intentional.

“We’re happy to be updating many customers today with the news that their Apple Watch will arrive sooner than expected,” an Apple spokeswoman told BuzzFeed News. “Our team is working to fill orders as quickly as possible based on the available supply and the order in which they were received. We know many customers are still facing long lead times and we appreciate their patience.”

It appears that Apple purposefully set extended delivery times for the Apple Watch in hopes to avoid disappointment with false guarantees. In an email exchange between a MacRumors reader and one of the members of the Apple executive team, the executive member said that delivery times were extended so Apple Watch orders could be delivered “sooner than expected.”

Sources: BuzzFeed News, 9to5Mac, MacRumors

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