Apple Watch will be available for in-store purchase next month

Apple Watch will be available for in-store purchase next month
The release of the Apple Watch has been a fairly drawn-out process so far, and while a large portion of fans have managed to snag themselves a unit, there remain scores of would-be early adopters who cannot yet get hold of it. At Apple's recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook noted that the second wave of the wearable's release would commence from June, allowing those outside of the initial launch nations to get their hands, or even wrists, on the most talked-about smartwatch of the year so far. Now, Cook has also let it be known that as of some point next month, the Watch will be available to purchase in-store as opposed to just online. 

The age-old adage suggests that the early bird catches the worm, and never is this more apparent in the world of tech than when Apple releases a new product. The majority of those who received their Apple Watch on or around the April 24th launch day only did so because they hit the pre-order website within hours of it going live, and in many cases, the waiting continues. 

Amid the hullabaloo, though, Apple is working to better manage supply, and since Cook has now indicated that the expansion of Apple Watch's reach will coincide with the sale of the device at brick-and-mortar stores, it seems the company is slowly but surely streamlining the retail process. 

The revelation was apparently made by Cook during a recent trip to China, specifically at the company's Chinese HQ. Cupertino's head honcho also expressed his appeasement at the device's launch, noting that it "could not be going better," while also reiterating the efforts being made to meet with the immense demand. 

During his visit to China, Cook also discussed the eventual launch of Apple Pay throughout the nation, although stopped short of offering a ballpark timescale for its roll-out. The contactless payment system has enjoyed a positive reception since being introduced along with iOS 8.1 late last year, although as yet, hasn't broadened its horizons beyond the confines of the United States.  

Meanwhile, the first Apple Watch software update was pushed a short while ago, and if you'd like to know how to install it, check our step-by-step tutorial

source: 9to5Mac via SlashGear

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19 Comments

1. Willy_Will

Posts: 5; Member since: May 06, 2015

Finally!

19. waddup121 unregistered

greatttt

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cool!

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I tried one out the other day. The design is better in person than in press photos (as opposed to the new Macbook which I think looks way worse in person) but Apple's got a long way to go to make their interface intuitive. It took an Apple rep to get me to figure out how to customize a watch face.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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