Apple closes down the Apple Store in preparation for Apple Watch pre-orders

Apple closes down the Apple Store in preparation for Apple Watch pre-orders
Just a few hours before the highly anticipated Apple Watch will be available for pre-orders, Apple has shut down the Apple Store. It is expected to re-open before 3:01am EDT (which is 12:01am PST) in the U.S. The entry level Apple Watch Sport models start at $349 with the stainless steel Apple Watch priced in a range of $549 to $1099. The Apple Watch Edition models run from $10,000 to as high as $17,000.

The Apple Watch will ship starting on April 24th. If you are looking to pre-order the device, heed the words of Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts who recently said that the best way to reserve a watch is to do it online. The only thing that you can arrange at a brick and mortar Apple Store is an appointment to try on the timepiece at a future date.

In fact, many models are not expected to ship for 4 to 6 weeks yet. Apple has made it clear that running over to the Apple Store in an attempt to pre-order the Apple Watch would be a wasted trip on your part. If you are seriously ready to plunk down your hard-earned cash for an Apple Watch,  make sure that you have an alarm set for the correct time (as mentioned in the beginning of this article) and head over to the Apple Store to place your reservation. Surely Apple will have the site up and running in time to start taking pre-orders of its latest device.

source: Apple via AppleInsider

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7 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

My body is ready for the review.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The problem I have with the reviews that are about to be released is that publications can potentially get reprimanded from Apple for posting a negative review of their products. Even if the Apple Watch is the greatest thing the world has ever seen, Apple's ruined the legitimacy of anyone writing a good review on their products for attacking the Build for an honest look into the iPhone 6's bending issue. http://blog.gsmarena.com/apple-completely-loses-plot-revokes-computer-build-magazine-accreditation-bendgate-video/

7. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

It's actually called the "Blacklist program", they will send you a review unit with a guideline on how will you review it, if you don't follow it or put too many negatives in your review, you will be blacklisted and will never receive anymore review units from them.

2. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Only apple has to shut down their site to update it. They don't have to. They just do it to make it sound like it is some big deal, like that time they put up the beatles, whoopdy sht.

5. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Then it will not be able to handle the load a company the size of apple should be able to handle the load.

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

A new era begins. Thanks Apple!!!!!!

6. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

And it's still ugly as hell

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