Apple store is now accepting pre-orders for delivery on April 24. Some Apple Watch models started out with 4 to 6 week delivery estimates, including the stainless steel Apple Watches with Modern Buckle and Leather Loop bands.
Stainless steel Apple Watch models with Link Bracelets had a June delivery date at launch, while Apple Watch Edition models listed May delivery dates.
But for the moment, that’s about it. April 24th is not a true launch date. The Apple Watch won’t be available in stores in the first launch wave countries on the day Apple says the device is supposed to launch.
Another issue is the fact that, unlike other Apple products, the Apple Watch is highly customizable when it comes to size, material, and strap choices. The more choices the buyer has, the more complicated it is for a store to make sure it has enough inventory to meet demand, especially if demand is as high as Apple anticipated it to be, and especially if there are supply issues the public isn’t aware of.