Apple Watch Try-On Appointments Begin in Australia, Prospective Buyers Lining Up

It's just after 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 10, which means Apple Stores in Australia have opened up for the day. Prospective Apple Watch buyers in the country are already lining up outside of stores in the hopes of getting a chance to try on the Apple Watch in person.

Several Australians on Twitter and Instagram have posted images of people lining up outside of Apple Stores, and the first people waiting in line have already been allowed into the store to check out the Apple Watch display units. Several people are also live streaming their experiences with the Apple Watch on Periscope.

Finally get to try on one of these bad boys! They are pretty sweet!!!! #applewatch #tryon

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Apple retail stores in Australia are already outfitted with Apple Watch tables that have the Apple Watch on display alongside an iPad, and there are also tables that have the Apple Watch on display under glass, where the devices can be tried on.

Customers who are doing Apple Watch try-ons are walk-in customers who waited in line to see the device, as try-on appointments cannot yet be scheduled online. MacRumors has learned that try-on appointments will be available online in Australia later today, possibly after pre-orders begin.

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Line in Australia to see the Apple Watch, courtesy of Daniel Vuckovic

People are also beginning to line up in other locations around the world where Apple retail stores have not opened, and as can be seen in this image from Japan, stores that will be opening soon are already equipped with try on tables and Apple Watch display units.

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Apple Store in Japan equipped with Apple Watch displays, courtesy of Hideki Ito

Apple Watch try-on appointments in the United States will not begin until stores open in the morning on Friday, April 10, but based on the lines and the crowds in other countries, it's likely most Apple Stores will be very busy tomorrow. Apple Watch pre-orders will be available beginning April 10 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time.

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Top Rated Comments

Douglas B Avatar
118 months ago
Big wrist update after try ons in Sydney.

230mm wrist here...

42mm Classic Buckle: I could do this up on the last two holes but the very last hole was more comfortable.

42mm Sport strap:
I could do up the Sport strap on the last hole but to be comfortable I would need to make one further hole. The strap was long enough to accommodate me making one extra hole but I can't be sure (sorry) that the end would stay tucked in.

42mm Link bracelet:
I didn't close the clasp fully and I didn't want to break it. It may have been more likely to cut me than break. But I think I could use it with two extra links. The Apple Store employee was not currently aware if or when they might sell extra links.

Also, we pulled off the straps on one watch and at the top end it does say in the crevice, 'Designed in California. Assembled in China' but at the bottom end of the watch it still has those five or six pins exposed that were rumored to be for testing but I believe are there to accommodate future straps with tech features! Like the Pebble watch will have. Just have to wonder if the straps with tech features will be long enough.

The watches I tried on were in demo mode but they also had watches basically mounted on the table that had running software you could try.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Simplicated Avatar
118 months ago
Long lines? Didn't sound that way in the article. Only saw one Instagram photo of a line, wasn't anywhere near crazy like the iPhone.

Of course it isn't as crazy like the iPhone. You can't actually buy the Watch yet.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MEsplan Avatar
118 months ago
Have tried on a Watch from Australia

Very good experience to try on the watch this morning, I would highly recommend a try on as the size of the watch is a lot smaller than the website seems to show. Also nice to experience it on the wrist.

The news about the retina MacBook is that it is not yet on display in Australia so staff were recommending an online purchase.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doelcm82 Avatar
118 months ago
People cheered when we landed on the moon. Now we cheer over a watch.

How sad life would be if we could no longer cheer for anything less than a moon landing.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ksuyen Avatar
118 months ago
Completely lost. Why would anyone want to wait in line for something that can be had online and emailed?

It's a first "smart" watch from Apple. You need to see it in person to decide which one you are going to get. It's not like ordering a pizza.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doug in albq Avatar
118 months ago
I do not care what anyone says...but, skinny jeans and beards do not go together. :mad:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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