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Apple Watch pre-orders will start just after midnight (PDT) on April 10

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Apple Watch pre-orders begin on Friday, April 10, just after midnight Pacific time
Apple Watch pre-orders begin on Friday, April 10, just after midnight Pacific time
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Apple Watch pre-orders begin on Friday, April 10, just after midnight Pacific time
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Apple Watch pre-orders begin on Friday, April 10, just after midnight Pacific time
Tim Cook breaking down details on the Apple Watch at a March event
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Tim Cook breaking down details on the Apple Watch at a March event

We've known for some time that Apple Watch pre-orders would start on Friday, April 10. Today Apple added a note to its product page detailing exactly when online pre-orders will begin: just after midnight Pacific time (that's late Thursday evening if you live in the US).

This is typical timing for Apple pre-orders. Usually the Apple Store will go down several hours prior to the pre-order time, and soon after midnight it will fire up with the ability to order the new product.

Note that when Apple took pre-orders for the latest iPhones, it opened them up through the iOS Apple Store app before it did the web. By the time web orders started, shipping times for many models were already delayed. So if you own any iOS devices (which you'll need anyway if you want an Apple Watch) it's possible you'll have better luck ordering from the app on your device.

Tim Cook breaking down details on the Apple Watch at a March event
Tim Cook breaking down details on the Apple Watch at a March event

The Apple Watch marks the first new major product category the company has entered since the iPad, five years ago. Apple is entering a smartwatch market that hasn't exactly set the world on fire, but has shown us some quality devices from the likes of LG, Samsung, Motorola and Pebble.

The Watch is scheduled to start delivering to customers on April 24. It starts at US$350 for the plastic band "Sport" version, and shoots all the way up to $10,000+ for the 18k gold "Edition."

Stay tuned to Gizmag for more on the Apple Watch, as we move towards launch.

Source: Apple, via MacRumors

2 comments
Rann Xeroxx
I'm not the biggest Apple fan but I hope the watch does well enough to encourage other vendors to double their efforts like both the iPhone and iPad did. I think the watch itself is fugly but the apps I have seen so far look to have a very nice UX, very professional looking (google Wear ones look a bit cartoonish).
FrankNitty II
I have to be honest Gizmag. The over pricing for the watches are a tad on the extreme side. I can't get pass the price until they have stabilized the apps. I would hate to spend that kind of money and the apps start to act up. Then you can't get a hold of tech support and they blow you off even know you spent some serious money. Hell Nah! That kind of money, it better come with a 5 star service and repair automatically. I wanna be able to call Apple CEO at his home when I have a situation that requires it.