Waiting for Apple Watch

I know it only seems like everyone I know got an Apple Watch today, but my Twitter feed is full of photos of white boxes.

My watch order confirmation shows a 12:06am US/Pacific timestamp, but my order hasn’t even moved into “preparing for shipment” status yet. I saw one note on Twitter that indicated the cutoff for this first batch was likely 12:03am. I couldn’t even get the Apple Store app to load until around that time. I wonder how many orders were placed in those first few minutes.

Or perhaps the delay in delivery has to do with shortages for specific models. I ordered the Steel + Milanese Loop band, where most of the deliveries I’ve seen so far are for the Sport model. My order still shows a 4/24-5/8 delivery window, so I guess I’ll be seeing it sometime in the next two weeks.