Apple fans line up at Maxfield Boutique in West Hollywood for the Apple Watch

Apple fans line up at Maxfield Boutique in West Hollywood for the Apple Watch
As the clock counts down toward Friday morning on the west coast of the U.S., and the official launch of the Apple Watch, it feels like old times again as big crowds of Apple fans are lining up outside of Maxfield Boutique in West Hollywood. The store is just one of five retailers globally to offer the Apple Watch to the public starting on Friday. Maxfield will start selling Apple's wearable at 9:00 am PDT on a first-come first-served basis. Lines of Apple fans ready, willing and able to spend their cash on Apple's next new product have been growing all night.

The four other retail locations that will sell the Apple Watch are in Paris, London, Tokyo and Berlin. At these five locations, and only these five locations, customers will be able to walk out of the store with a shiny new Apple Watch on their wrist. Prices range from $349 for the Apple Watch Sport to as high as $17,000 for the Apple Watch Edition in Rose Gold.

Apple has been telling those interested in the Apple Watch that the best place to order the timepiece is from Apple's online store. Apple started taking pre-orders for the Apple Watch on April 10th, and now many models won't be delivered to buyers until July. The other boutiques offering the Apple Watch to customers include Dover Street Market in London and Tokyo, the Corner in Berlin and Colette in Paris.


source: @RichardRyan via  LATimes

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63 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

How is this still a thing? Oh wait, just USA

2. waddup121 unregistered

yep. pretty much.

5. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Unlike countries that over work there citizens for medial pay, we US citizens still have money to drop and spend time doing what we love

13. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

You give Americans a bad name, and I'm American. So please, do us all a favor and never comment again.

21. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

You are absolutely right Fallen1, America is the greatest country in the world, you are loved all across the world, evolution is a myth, there is a god and every man woman & child should have a gun.

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How is evolution a myth? Why can't there be a God, and evolution?America is not loved across the world, and children should not have guns.

51. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

There are a lot of people who who are overwork and get medial pay.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 to that. I do pretty good, and love that I can buy what I want.

61. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Most American ARE over worked for minimal wages, and not given enough vacation time off. Many are paid on Friday and broke by Tuesday. Which is why i'm headed back to Germany in November 2015... Where a "1st year" worker gets "6 weeks" paid vacation time off. In America you would have to work 15 years at the same company to get 6 weeks off... And don't change a job in between, because time in the last Firm starts OVER at the new JOB! O.o

9. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

85% of you on this site do the exact same towards different products. I know for a fact that you have waited in line hours before the real sense of a new game/console. Same thing people.....

17. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Don't you ever dare try to equate the stupidity of FRUITY FANS with fans of any other product. You're clearly uneducated and a peasant. Your username makes sense.

18. gaming64 unregistered

I do know that the stupidity of each fanbase from each company is the same. You, sir, are no different

46. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I would never wait in a line for any tech, on any platform. Especially when in a month or two, you will be able to walk into a store, and buy the same tech. Not to mention that with the latest new tech, you usually have to wait for the ecosystem to catch up.

48. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

You make me laugh, all electronics loose there value withing days is being used. So yes I will gladly compare instantly diminishing products alike. Peasant? You call me uneducated yet you use vocabulary used in middle ages? Pathetic and you are still below us fanboy

49. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I've waited in lines for movies and concerts, but only the concerts have ever reached an hour or more. I just don't get waiting in line for something I can order online or buy a few days later without having to wait in line. Just seems pointless to me, sorry.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No I haven't. I never understood the need to stand in line to buy something everyone can buy just a few week later. Sorry you are just wrong. I have never stood in line for a console, because supply for the ones I bought were never so short. I do however stand in line to pay for what I buy. Standing in line should be for rides at Six Flags or similar or for a product that is only going to be available for a very short time. Like for example, if Dodge says they will remake the original Viper and they are only going to build 300 of them, that would be worth standing in line for. To stand in line for something a company is going to make millions of, make anyone who does it an absolute fool. I don't care what brand it is.

19. seven7dust unregistered

jealous that the galaxy gear failed ? I mean look at the name so geeky not something a watch should be named. Korean software is a joke, who wants to use tizen ? here in the USA nobody will trust Korean software. only Android wear and apple watch will win customers. Also google Apple watch apps , they are currently already 4000 apps submitted and it's getting bigger every week, this is the difference between Apple watch and others. this is why its going to sell.

22. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Look, another loser on Apple's payroll that still can't afford to get out of his Mom's basement. It is already known that the Apple watch is useless garbage. The galaxy gear destroys it.

27. gaming64 unregistered

Oh look! Another fanboy comment from a fanboy who hasnt even got outside yet and still watching Samsung phones doing tapes.

35. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

gaming64 please dont associate that f**king loser phanboy with sammy he is an absolute dickhead

44. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

It's a fanboy reply to another fanboy, let them be lol.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Not the Gear, but the Gear S.

26. AMERICANPATRIOT

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

Oh course, you're a commie and you jealous

28. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

And you're murica and you'll gonna defend

32. cmpunk

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

just wonder how the hell ur beloved govt allow u to get out of your cage and bark here? aren't you supposed to keep silent in your censored country? interesting!

29. cmpunk

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

chinese idiot!

40. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Am I missing something? I only see one man sitting. Where are the queues?

63. LaryOnline

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Here are the lines !! gettyimages.co.uk/galleries/events/542721085?page=​2

60. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

this is just stupid. No sorry just sad and pathetic. People lining up for any tech device is nonsensical no matter the brand. These people need to get jobs, a life and provide for their families man. Someone needs to tell them getting their mug snapped like a moron waiting outside a shop is...oh well...disturbing sign of societal breakdown. I mean if this is what people have to look forward to in their lives....the future is pretty bleak no matter how tech-advanced we become. I like tech toys too. but hey its gonna be available all year round cuz every company wants people to buy their product. even if you love the Apple Watch or whatever iDevice you can go to the store in a day or two and buy it hassle-free. Seriously! I maginee what would happen if all of a sudden companies or Apple took out Mass Effect grade of toys! But seriously someone should work on them :D

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