Apple Watch Shipments Arriving to Apple Stores, In-Store Availability Appears Imminent

Apple Stores in the United States have begun to receive shipments of the Apple Watch to fulfill in-store reservations through Personal Pickup, according to BGR. The report claims the Apple Watch will be available for in-store pickup starting today or tomorrow, but the exact product mix remains unclear at this point.

A spot check of the Apple Online Store reveals that the Personal Pickup option remains unavailable for the Apple Watch at brick-and-mortar Apple Store locations in New York and elsewhere in the United States. A dedicated Reserve and Pickup page for the Apple Watch that was live in early April also continues to redirect to the main Apple Watch product page on the company's website.

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Apple Watch orders have been taken exclusively online since pre-orders began on April 10, although Apple is now catching up on the backlog of shipments and is better positioned to sell the wrist-worn device in stores soon. Apple executive Jeff Williams confirmed earlier this month that it would soon begin selling some Apple Watch models in Apple Stores, but he did not provide a specific date.

“The response to Apple Watch has surpassed our expectations in every way, and we are thrilled to bring it to more customers around the world,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience. All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet, will ship to customers within two weeks. At that time, we’ll also begin selling some models in our Apple Retail Stores.

Apple Watch launches in seven additional countries on June 26: Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. The wrist-worn device will be sold through the Apple Store, Apple Online Store and select authorized resellers in the countries, including 10 Corso Como in Milan, BOONTHESHOP Cheongdam in Seoul and Malmaison by The Hour Glass in Singapore.

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bawbac Avatar
118 months ago
"The thrill is gone...."
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zaneliu Avatar
118 months ago
So we're still waiting for the Apple Watch to appear in shops, and in three months, Apple will announce the Apple Watch 2.

Lol.
I honestly highly doubt a new apple watch will come this year. Next fall 2016 at best
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
willmtaylor Avatar
118 months ago
Well you can thank Angela for all of this. I have been following Apple since I was knee high and I've never seen an Apple launch botched so dramatically. When you have people lined up outside of the retail stores on launch/announcement day to find out they can't buy the product in store yet, YOU BLEW IT.

I wish Apple would stop relying on these corporate has-beens and start looking for fresh talent.
It was quite clear at the AppleWatch keynote/announcement that it wouldn't be available in store. Additionally, an in-house memo was "leaked" to press and widely circulated to reiterate that point even further.

Not sure what news you were reading, but almost no one lined up at Apple Stores to buy a watch. Sure, there will always be a few idiots, there are several billion of us, so statistically speaking, there are actually quite a few of them.

Now some did line up at luxury boutiques. Others lined up to try on watches. However, the broad strokes with which you're painting do nothing for your supposition.

Apple had limited supply and made it quite clear that if one wanted to grab his/her share of said limited supply, he/she needed to get online.

Nothing was blown here. Move along now.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Alumeenium Avatar
118 months ago
Some folks aren't so happy...

#ForTheWatch



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Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
62tele Avatar
118 months ago
Cool.
Does anyone know when the thin version of the watch will be out? Right now there are only 2 sizes of the fat version.
It's hardly fat. Nice troll.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr Fusion Avatar
118 months ago
It's hardly fat. Nice troll.
It's just big boned.

It has a glandular problem.

Why can't you just accept it for the way it is??

Wait till Apple Watch 2 is released. Making it thinner is about the only thing you can bank on them doing.

;)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)