Pre-Order If You Want a New Color or Specific Model
Do you have your heart set on a specific size, color and watchband combination of the Apple Watch 5?
If you already know exactly what you want, pre-order instead of trying to walk into a store on Friday and getting the model you want.
Not only will the stock in store be limited compared to the Apple Website or to carrier websites, but it will also sell out quickly in the store.
If you want the new Titanium, Ceramic or a Hermes black option, buy right now or plan on waiting.
Typically the cheapest and most expensive models sell out the fastest. So if you want the new finishes or bands, pre-order. If you want the cheapest Apple Watch 5 models, you should also pre-order.