It’s not exactly a big surprise, but the stock of many Apple Watch models could be severely limited at launch on Friday, April 24. That’s according to a new report from 9to5Mac.
So if you’ve already picked out a specific model of watch, it would be best to place an online preorder starting on Friday, April 10.
Here’s more from the site:
As one source at a flagship Apple Store said, “we’re told to treat launch day as if there will be no walk-in stock.” That doesn’t necessarily mean there will be absolutely zero Apple Watch units to buy at launch if you don’t have a reservation, just that the specific Apple Watch variant a person wants will be far harder to come by at launch than some previous iPhone models.
Also starting on April 10, customers can make an appointment to try on a watch at their local Apple Store. During the visit, you can also make a reservation to pick up a specific model on launch day.
Anyone interested in the Apple Watch Sport or Apple Watch will have 15 minutes to take a look at the device. Customers looking at the pricey Apple Watch Edition will be given a 30-minute appointment.
Prices range from $349 for the Sport model to $17,000 for the most expensive 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition.
A mid-range Apple Watch collection, with a sapphire display cover and stainless steel exterior, ranges from $549 to $1,099. Apple will also offer a number of other additional bands for the watch.
You’ll need an iPhone 5 or later to interact with the device.
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