I’m not the type of geek that wakes up at 2 a.m. Central (I live in Nashville.) to pre-order an Apple product. My boss is. I’m more of a wake-me-up-after-the-hype-dies-down kinda gal. I honestly don’t see the point in being first in line for a product that will either be buggy or outdated within a year.
Apple announced the Apple Watch in September 2014 and was vague about pre-order times. They were pegged at anywhere during “Early 2015” and “Coming Spring.”
“Early” happened on April 10. “Available” was never a promise, so the world settled on pre-ordering on April 10 and the scheduled “Preview” on April 24. With their other products, Apple had launch days that let you walk into a store to get a device after waiting overnight, sometimes a week or more BEFORE the actual day. Everyone who pre-ordered theirs waited by their doors on launch day for the delivery person, which was the surest way to get something. Order early, get it on launch day.
I was on the fence about getting an Apple Watch. I thought it was a cool idea, but bristled at the thought of being constantly on a watch the way I am with my phone.