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Some Apple Watch pre-orders shipping early

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There may be hope for some Apple Watch wannabe early adopters.

Despite getting up at 3am on April 10th to pre-order my Apple Watch, by the time I got my orders placed, delivery times were already out to 4 – 6 weeks.  But today, the order status was changed to “Preparing for Shipment” and my credit card was charged, meaning it should arrive well ahead of the quoted May 13.

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I got no official communication about this, only the notification from Apple Pay that my credit card had been charged.

Unfortunately the order that got accelerated is for my 2nd-choice color.  That of course is the reason I ordered that configuration in the first place—I had a feeling it would have better availability.  After seeing it in person, it’s now a distant 2nd place.  So do I wait, or take the bird in the hand?