Apple Watch Orders Charged Wednesday Still on Track for 4/24 Delivery

11:16 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 ·

One of the Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray orders we placed here at TMO via Apple Pay didn't see a credit card charge until Wednesday (yesterday), and didn't get a shipment notification until Thursday (today), but is still on track for a Friday, 4/24 delivery. Good news is coming in for many folks who placed early pre-orders on Apple Watches, it seems.

Where to Buy an Apple Watch in Stores on Friday

10:17 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 ·

Apple Watch in retailers April 24

According to Apple, you won't be able to buy its new smartwatch in its retail stores on Friday, April 24, but a few actually will be available—if you know where to go. Apple Watch will be available in a very small handful of upscale retailer's stores tomorrow, and inventory will be limited.

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If you absolutely must buy an Apple Watch in a store tomorrow, there's a slim chance you can make that happen—but you better be in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, or Berlin. Good hunting.

Apple Posts Final Apple Watch Tour Videos Showing Apple Pay, More

9:03 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 ·

Apple added the final three videos to its Apple Watch guided tour series on Thursday. The short videos show how to use Apple Pay as well as the fitness-related Activity and Workout apps.

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Apple's guided tour videos are really smart because they teach us how to use Apple Watch features before we get the smartwatch in our hands, and they're also great marketing pieces because potential buyers get to see more of what the watch can do.

Apple Watches Start Shipping for April 24th Delivery

2:05 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 ·

Apple Watch

Some Apple Watch orders have begun shipping for delivery on April 24th. As noted in the screenshot below, our own Adam Christanson used the UPS My Choice option on UPS's website, where he saw that Apple is shipping him something for delivery by end of day on Friday, April 24th.

ACM 303: Apple Watch Notifications and Apps, and Samsung’s Glory Days

11:30 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 · &

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The era of Apple Watch notifications tapping on our wrists is almost upon us, and with it will come the inevitable rush from some developers to annoy the crap of us. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet urge them to not mistake what they want us to know for what we want to know. They also look at Samsung's seeming fall from lofty heights in the smartphone market, and they discuss some of the cool looking Apple Watch apps already available.

Google Goes Wireless with Project Fi

10:48 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 ·

Fee Fi Fo Fum

Google announced Project Fi on Wednesday, dipping its toes into the wireless carrier business. Project Fi is a U.S.-only service that is built on top of two networks, Sprint and T-Mobile. Google's hook is that devices can use whichever network is strongest, and the company is offering inexpensive and flexible bandwidth pricing—but you'll need to have (or buy) a Nexus 6 to be an early customer.

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Project Fi is very compelling on a cost-basis, and it's likely to be very competitive in terms of bandwidth. For bonus points, you'll be helping Google fill in what little they don't about what you are doing, where you are going, who you are with, and how you live your life.

Natalie Kerris Leaves Apple PR

6:49 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 ·

Apple PR veteran Natalie Kerris announced Wednesday she is leaving Apple. Ms. Kerris said on Twitter that, "After 14 amazing years at Apple, it's time to move on and see what adventures life holds for me next!"

Apple Watch May Deliveries Already ‘Preparing to Ship’

3:20 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 ·

Apple Watch May Deliveries Already 'Preparing to Ship'

Some Apple Watch orders originally scheduled for delivery between May 13th and May 27th have had their status changed to "Preparing to Ship." Credit cards have also been charged, indicating these orders might ship well ahead of their expected delivery times.