Apple Watch pre-orders date and time overview: here's when you can place an order for the wearable


The Apple Watch is undoubtedly Cupertino's most personal device ever, as it's the first one you'll actually wear on you, unlike the iPhone in your pockets. The wearable first got introduced on September 9, 2015, when Tim Cook demonstrated it in front of the audience, which was already wooed by the two iPhone units that made the rounds right before the watch made debuted.

Roughly a month ago, during Apple's "Spring Forward" event, Apple further demonstrated the features and functionalities that the Apple Watch will bring to the table, as well as its price and release date. As you probably know, the wearable is coming on April 24, but you will be able to pre-order one starting on April 10, at 12:01 AM PDT. 


So, what does this mean? Most importantly, you'll certainly have to stay up if you want to be among the first users that have pre-ordered the wearable. If you live in the US or Canada, the table right below will be particularly handy to you, as it shows the pre-orders' starting time in accordance to the local time zone.

North-American time zonesPre-orders start at:
Pacific time zone (PDT)00:01 AM, April 10
Mountain time zone (MDT)01:01 AM, April 10
Central time zone (CDT)02:01 AM, April 10
Eastern time zone (EDT)03:01 AM, April 10

You'll be able to make an appointment and try on the gadget from April  10 onward. Naturally, the US and Canada won't be the only countries that the Apple Watch pre-orders will begin on April 10 - you'll be able to pre-order the gadget if you live in the UK, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, or Japan. You'll find a handy time table that will help you determine the start time of the pre-orders.

CountryPre-orders starting time
Australia 5:01 PM (17:01), April 10
China3:01 PM (15:01), April 10
France9:01 AM (9:01), April 10
Germany9:01 AM (9:01), April 10
Hong Kong 3:01 PM (15:01), April 10
Japan 4:01 PM (16:01), April 10
United Kingdom8:01 AM (8:01), April 10

As far as prices are concerned, these start from $349 for the most affordable version and gradually climb up to over $10,000, depending on the Apple Watch edition and the band you opt to pair it with. Take a look at our comparison table:

Apple Watch variationPrice
Apple Watch Sport 38mm349
Apple Watch Sport 42mm399
Apple Watch 38mm$549 - $1,049
Apple Watch 42mm$599 - $1,099
Apple Watch Edition $10,000

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35 Comments

1. TBomb

Posts: 1579; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

you mean you haven't been able to order one yet?? why take so long?

2. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Doesn't matter, even some Apple followers hate it.

4. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Yup, they announce it and then 7 short months later you can preorder it. That just sounds like a bad launch to me.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7459; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its was announce to the world September 9 and then you can pre-order on April 10. But you still will not be able to pick one up until April 24. So 8 months after.

15. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Considering the wait for the Moto360 was 4 months from announcement to availability, and Apple has been working on their watch for much longer than Motorola was, there's really no excuse for that.

16. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I guess it takes as long as it takes!

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Wow, not even trying anymore.

30. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Trying what?

33. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You're response to them taking forever to get this to the public is it takes as long as it takes. For a company so revered by its fandom for being able to do anything, that is your explanation for what's taking so long. It's pretty weak. The Android Wear OEMs aren't far off from their 2nd generation already, and Apple is yet to launch their first.

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7459; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's what Apple said, they were working on it for years. Only production of their S1 processor that goes in their smart watch, only started in December 2014. Sorry to break to everyone but Apple exaggerates and stretches the truth a lot.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31338; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How can you order one before the 10th, when per orders begin? Read the article, today's the 6th.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7459; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You still can't pick one up on the 10th

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31338; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Considering It doesn't go on sale till the 24th, I wouldn't expect to Einstein.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My body is ready

5. willard12 unregistered

I hope you opted for the 42mm stainless steel with sapphire glass and not the sport.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31338; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine too Mxy, my wife's on board too. No way I get one, and she doesn't. Her exact words lol. Looking forward to it bro.

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Will you and your wife be able to use it as its not as easy to use as an iPhone? I.e. It's just not designed for iPhone uses, I can see the wsj giving it a bad review if the same review who reviewed the s6 gets it anything above iphone use is above her and most reviews on sites

12. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Can't see anything difficult about the way the watch works...

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You are a dumb robot if you think iPhone owners can't use anything but an iPhone. You can't be serious. What are you 12?

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I've known quite a few people who've said Android was too complicated for them, so that certainly sounds like that can be the case.

17. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I wouldn't say Android is too complicated, but it is certainly needlessly complicated. So many options, buttons and settings that are surplus to requirements and could simply be removed to clean up the experience.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7459; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Those options are there because you can change any and all aspects of Android. Something that Apple has locked down, controlled, and limited its capabilities. In layman's terms Apple has dumbed down its UI, controls, and settings. Basically made it for simpletons. With no real multitasking capabilities. Only one task at a time.

31. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Apple's approach is the better one. I don't need hundreds of options I'm never going to change. Google could take them all out and still have a fully funtioning product, just a much tidyier and more attractive one. All I care about is having the options I need/want, I don't care about the options I don't need/want.

34. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So because you don't need those options, no one else should, and that's what makes Apple's approach better. A better company has more options. Just because those options are there doesn't mean you have to use them. There are many settings I've never used, but I'm also not arrogant enough to think that just because I don't use them that others may not need or use them.

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

See there's that lack of reading comprehension again. I didn't say YOU thought Android was too complicated, I said people I know have said this.

26. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Usually those settings are adjusted once, unless you change your mind and still have the option of adjusting them again. How is that bad? Personally, I prefer to have the options to alter things should I ever become bored with the layout and appearance. Almost the same UI for eight years and little choice of making thanges though, would drive me nuts.

32. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I don't look at the UI and think 'gosh, this is boring'. I look at the UI as a means to getting things done, like checking my email, browsing the web etc. As long as it makes that as quick and easy as possible, there's no reason to change the UI for changing the UIs sake. That would be akin to treating your device like a toy you want to play with; that's not really what geeks do with their devices, that's hipster behaviour. And I'm not a hipster like you.

35. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So then why are people at places like XDA the ones who do rips from new devices for things like ringtones, wallpapers, screensavers, etc. You act like you're an authority on him an behavior and know what people do and don't do, when all you're doing is projecting what you do onto everyone else. According to you, no one uses their smartphone to make calls, no one puts their phone face down, and anyone who changes the layout of their device is a hipster. People rearrange the rooms in their house or change the color of carpets and drapes, so they must be hipsters as well, treating their houses like a toy. It's something people do to break up the monotony, to refresh things, it doesn't mean their children for doing it.

27. willard12 unregistered

Which options would you get rid of?

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31338; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Notice I didn't even bother responding?

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