Update: Apple has just confirmed to BuzzFeed that some preorders will arrive earlier than expected:
“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.”
Apple could be gearing up to possibly deliver some Apple Watch orders earlier than expected.
First reported by MacRumors, a number of orders with a 4-6 weeks or June arrival date are now listed as “Preparing for Shipment” on Apple’s site. The new status has been spotted on a number of Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch orders.
During that stage of the order process, Apple usually charges a customer’s credit card and starts to process the order for shipment.
So, if you’re interested in seeing your Apple Watch status, download the Apple Store app or visit Apple’s online store.
The first wave of watch preorders are slated to arrive to buyers on Friday. That would be great news if Apple could deliver some Apple Watch orders earlier than first promised.
Prices range from $349 for the 38mm Sport model to $17,000 for the most expensive 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition.
A mid-range Apple Watch collection, with a sapphire display cover and stainless steel exterior, ranges from $549 to $1,099. Apple will also offer a number of other additional bands for the watch.
You’ll need an iPhone 5 or later to interact with the device.
For other recent Apple Watch news, see: Apple is offering developers expedited Apple Watch deliveries through a lottery system, A new support document examines how the Apple Watch measures your heart rate, and Don’t expect your Apple Watch to boot up quickly.