Time at which reservations will begin
As is tradition with the reservations of new Apple devices, the company will begin the reservation period from 2:00 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time) tomorrow, October 8. This will be done from Online store of the company, either on its website or in the Apple Store application available on iPhone and iPad. That is why it is foreseeable that throughout the morning the store will be closed and it will be at that time when it opens.
Frequent doubts about this process
If this is the first time you reserve an Apple product or you simply want to remember some aspects, below we highlight the doubts that tend to arise most frequently around this process.
What does it mean to be a reservation?
Basically what it means is that, despite not being officially on sale yet, you can already reserve yours so you don’t have to queue on launch day or risk running out of stock when you can buy it in stores. .
How long will it take to arrive?
It depends. The idea is that the next Friday, October 15, which is the official launch day. However, there is always a delay caused by a high volume of reservations or lack of stock (or even both). Taking into account that this watch is already delayed due to supply problems, it is likely that if you are not one of the fastest to make a reservation, you will have to wait a few more days or weeks. In any case it will always depend on the model you choose.
Where can it be collected?
Apple offers two avenues for this. One of them is to pick it up at an Apple Store that will usually suggest the closest one, although you can choose any other. Another option that is probably more comfortable for you is home delivery. Even if you choose the one you choose, it will always arrive from October 15.
What forms of payment are there?
Well, like making a normal purchase, the company offers the possibility of making payments with a card, with Apple Pay or through financing. If you choose the latter, they will have to validate your documentation, so the approval could take a little longer.
When are they going to charge you?
In line with the above, you should know that you will not really be charged anything at the time of making the reservation, although you must have enough money in the account so that that money can be withheld. You will be charged already at the time it is shipped, which is usually one day before you can pick it up.
That said, if you want to get one of the new Apple smartwatches, we advise you to be among the first to avoid traffic jams and be aware of the opening of the store at the mentioned time. Have your payment details at hand and see which option works best for you, since a priori you may want to receive it at home and yet it may arrive earlier if you choose to pick it up at the store. Good luck!