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Apple should soon be offering a in-store pickup option for the Apple Watch

Apple should soon be offering a in-store pickup option for the Apple Watch

That iThingy You're Wearing
May 6, 2015

Apple Watch buyers should soon be able to pickup their device at the nearest Apple Store.

First spotted by MacRumors, Apple’s online site and app are now listing the Personal Pickup option as “coming soon.” It is grayed out and can’t currently be selected when placing an order. Previously, the option was only listed as being “currently unavailable.”

Since the preorder period for Apple Watch orders began in early April, buyers have only been able to make a purchase from the Apple Store app or online store.

Just to note, whenever the Personal Pickup option does go live for your local Apple Store, it doesn’t mean you’ll receive your watch any earlier than online orders. It could be a while before Apple Stores actually receive stock of the watch.

Currently, any customer ordering a 42mm Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport is being quoted a July shipping date. The same 38mm versions are estimated to arrive sometime next month.

Apple Watch shipments began arriving to customers in late April.

Prices range from $349 for the 38mm 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 also offers a number of other additional bands for the watch.

You’ll need an iPhone 5 or later to interact with the device.

For other recent Apple Watch news, see: A day in the life: Apple Watch fitness tools, battery life and Force Touch ‘secrets,’ WatchAware launches a new podcast for all things Apple Watch, and Parts from the Apple Watch’s Classic and Modern Buckle bands can connect any standard strap.

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