Apple Watch pre-orders began earlier today, but it seems that very few buyers will actually get their devices on the expected launch day, April 24.
Those looking to pre-order an Apple Watch on Apple.com as of Friday afternoon will have to wait for 4-6 weeks or until June, depending on which version of the device selected.
It appears that ship dates quickly extended into May and June soon after the Watch went on sale at 12:01 a.m. PT this morning, according to several Twitter users who purchased the smartwatch.
Apple is only taking orders for the Watch online, so you can’t line up on April 24 at an Apple Store and take one home that day. You can, however, make a reservation to try one on and get a demo of the pricey wearable before you purchase one.
Prices start at $349 for the Sport version, and range from $549 to $1,099 for the standard Watch. For those with some extra spending money, the Edition starts at $10,000, though you can spend up to $17,000 for an 18-karat yellow gold or rose gold case.
Apple CEO Tim Cook was at the Palo Alto Apple Store this morning, where he chatted with customers (and Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple).
Earlier in the week, he was at Apple’s Fifth Avenue store.