While many are eager for Apple to start selling its new watch as soon as possible, a leaked internal message suggests that we might have to wait until spring of next year before we can put one on our wrists.

According to Apple employees, reports 9to5mac, Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts explained in a staff video that "we're going into the holidays, we'll go into Chinese New Year, and then we've got a new watch launch coming in the spring."

We knew the watch was to ship "early 2015," but many had hoped that meant, like, January. Still, if the rumor's accurate—which it may or may not be!—a little breathing room gives them time to get things right, at least. [9to5mac]