The time for Apple Watch preorders is almost upon us. But at what hour does the wearable, which promises to offer users a “revolutionary” timekeeping device, launch in your country? Below, we’ve included a list of preorder launch times for each of the Apple Watch’s nine launch countries.
- United States: 12:01 a.m. PDT, 3:01 a.m. EDT.
- Australia: 5:01 p.m. AEST, 4:31 p.m. ACST, 3:01 p.m. AWST.
- Canada: 12:01 a.m. PDT, 1:01 a.m. MDT, 2:01 a.m. CDT, 3:01 a.m. EDT.
- United Kingdom: 8:01 a.m.
- France: 9:01 a.m.
- Germany: 9:01 a.m.
- China: 3:01 p.m.
- Hong Kong: 3:01 p.m.
- Japan: 4:01 p.m.
There you have it: preorder times for the Apple Watch around the world. As with Apple’s usual product preorders, customers will be able to place their orders from the Apple Online Store, and in advance of this the store should temporarily close its virtual doors while Apple makes its updates. Once it reopens, we’re expecting the anticipated mass-orders to cause a few problems for the website, and it could be that customers initially struggle to place an order for their Apple Watch.
Of course, besides the Apple Online Store’s Web interface, customers can also place an order using the free Apple Store iOS app, and in our experience this works a lot better. Remember, too, that in order to streamline the process, users can select and save individual Apple Watch models as “favorites” using the Apple Store app. This should make it easier to checkout with the version you want once preorders go online.
If you’re preordering an Apple Watch tomorrow, be it morning or afternoon, good luck.
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