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Apple Employees Receiving Final Watch Training, Apple Stores to Be Transformed on April 10

As we approach the launch of the Apple Watch, retail employees who will be demoing the devices have been sharing information with various rumor sites, including MacRumors and 9to5Mac, detailing what they're learning about the Apple Watch and how the upcoming try-on process will work.

Apple Watch employees have already been receiving training on the Apple Watch, but special meetings will take place at retail stores starting next week to give all retail employees a chance to go hands-on with the watch.

Many employees will see the watch in person for the first time at this point, and Apple will use the meetings to give them further training on the device. In its training materials, Apple has told employees they will "be the first to see Apple Watch, the first to try it on and the first to share it with the world."

Apple Watch Training
Some of the training materials employees are receiving

After that training period, the Apple Store will be transformed overnight on April 9, ahead of the company's try-on and pre-order period, which begins on April 10. The store will be equipped with new Apple Watch tables, which feature the device displayed under glass. Tables will include areas where customers can try on the devices, and Apple employees will schedule 15 minute appointment times for each customer who wants to see the Apple Watch in person.

There will be employees on hand to show customers all versions of the Apple Watch, including the high-end Edition models at select retail stores. After trying on a watch, a customer will be able to place a reservation for the device, and it will become available for pickup on April 24, the official Apple Watch launch date.

In addition to scheduling appointments to try the watch on in store and make a reservation, customers will also be able to pre-order the device online beginning on April 10.

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17 months ago
I'm going for the Apple Edition with green sport band.
Rating: 50 Votes
17 months ago
I'm buying the Aluminium Sport model and matching it with the $7000 gold buckle leather band.
Rating: 39 Votes
17 months ago

Holy crap. Just realizing the Apple Watch sport only works with the sport band. Well, Watch it is then.


you're gonna wanna edit that post or you're going to get replied-to into oblivion with all the forum geniuses correcting you. just a heads up.
Rating: 29 Votes
17 months ago

Holy crap. Just realizing the Apple Watch sport only works with the sport band. Well, Watch it is then.


"Bands work with all collections but may not match the finish of the watch or be optimal for use with that specific collection"
Rating: 24 Votes
17 months ago

I'm going for the Apple Edition with green sport band.


I actually laughed out loud.
Rating: 19 Votes
17 months ago
Apple really is going out of its way to make us think we need an :apple: Watch

:rolleyes:
Rating: 13 Votes
17 months ago
And now, as a Specialist, you are officially a peasant. Helping rich people try on their watches. It's sad.
Rating: 10 Votes
17 months ago

I'm going for the Apple Edition with green sport band.


It would look the best with Rose Gold!

Rating: 8 Votes
17 months ago

Apple really is going out of its way to make us think we need an :apple: Watch

:rolleyes:


Breaking news: Company wants people to buy the products it’s selling. More on this shocking devlopment at 11. :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
17 months ago

I think Apple is in a tough spot here. I tend to be a fanboy that buys everything Apple, but in this case, maybe not. My reason is that I don't want to pay big bucks for a beautiful stainless steel watch, only to have it be obsolete in a year.


What I don't get: There are people who upgrade their beautiful smartphones every year. But when it comes to upgrading beautiful watches every year, there is some kind of psychological problem with that, even though the watches are cheaper than the smartphones.
Rating: 7 Votes

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