With the Apple Watch set to officially arrive later this week on Friday, April 24, a number of preorders are apparently moving closer to shipping.
According to a new report from MacRumors, some preorders are being sent to centralized distribution points in the United States so delivery companies can prepare the shipments for customers.
What’s unknown is how many preorders will actually be delivered on Friday. When preorders opened up earlier this month, the first batch of customers received a shipment date of 4/24-5/8.
All preorders, for now, are still listed as “processing.” But when that changes to “preparing for shipment,” Apple will more than likely begin to charging customer’s credit cards.
We’ll definitely let you know if we hear of any Apple Watch orders actually shipping.
Any Apple Watch order placed today is scheduled to arrive in June or later.
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: A new support document examines how the Apple Watch measures your heart rate, Don’t expect your Apple Watch to boot up quickly, and You can use your Apple Watch to remotely control your Porsche car.