It took hours instead of minutes, but delivery dates for most Apple Watch Series 2 models have slipped out to about three weeks. The Series 2 Sport aluminum and stainless steel models are listed as shipping by the end of September, while the ceramic Edition model is 5-6 weeks out.
Apple unveiled Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday at a media event in San Francisco with preorders starting at 12:01AM pacific time today and the first deliveries arriving on September 16th. The new models include a built-in GPS, brighter display, dual-core S2 processor, better waterproofing, and more.
The Apple Watch Nike+ models aren’t faring any better with ship dates pushed out to late October. The Nike+ models include a custom watch face for runners and a perforated band for better breathability.
The original Apple Watch preorder launch on April 10, 2015, was showing multi-week delays within minutes, and within 30 minutes most orders were delayed until June. The Series 2 preorder launch seems to be going much smoother in comparison.
If you have your heart set on picking up an Apple Watch Series 2 on September 16th, there’s still a chance to make that happen. Apple’s retail stores may have some inventory next Friday if you’re willing to stand in line, and both BestBuy and B&H are claiming they can still deliver Series 2 Apple Watches on the 16th.
Apple Watch Series 2 pricing starts at US$369 regardless of whether or not you can get one delivered on the 16th.