The Apple Watch is way backordered, and even some of those who preordered on day one won’t get their watches until later this summer.
But if you’re a registered Apple developer waiting and waiting for your watch to ship, there’s a glimmer of hope: Apple is offering some developers the chance to buy one Apple Watch Sport with a blue band and aluminium case that’s guaranteed to ship by April 28th — a mere four days after the first shipments begin to arrive.
The news comes via an email, which developers began receiving and posting on Twitter on Tuesday:
Note that the developers are chosen randomly, likely in the interest of fairness.
Apple obviously wants a lot of Apple Watch apps on the store as soon as possible, and for that to happen, it needs to make sure that developers can skip the long line.