The modern Apple Watch is anticipated to arrive in consumers' hands today, as a result of a pre-order process that analysts estimate produced sales of nearly a million watches.
What folks won't be capable to do is approach Apple Stores to obtain the year's most hyped new tech device.
The newest smartwatch, which starts at $350 and goes of up to $17,000, isn't for sale at Apple Stores, as a result of limited inventory. However, a number of luxury retailers in Chicago, Big apple, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin and London will probably be showing and selling watches.
(The shops are Colette and Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Dover Street Market and Selfridges working in london, Isetan in Tokyo, Maxfield in L . a . as well as the Corner in Berlin.)
Otherwise, this wrist watch is merely available via online shopping. Apple's website says the timepiece won't arrive until June for the majority of models, including the usual on the priciest.
Consumers receiving their Watch last week likely placed their orders when Apple made this wrist watch available online, over the early hours of April 10.
Apple says folks can click on stores last week, and never have to make a scheduled visit, to find out the timepiece and still have Apple Store personnel walk them over the online purchase process whilst in store.
We talked to folks in the flagship Apple Store here, just a few miles faraway from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, to gauge their a reaction to the newest Watch being so scarce and unavailable.
Christopher Holtz wasn't happy about it.
He scheduled a visit from his native Austria here making sure that he could possibly be one of the first to obtain this wrist watch on opening day, only to discover which it was out of stock. "It's actually a bummer," he said. "I won't make head home using the Watch."
Student Eddie Reis says he understands Apple's strategy: "It's to formulate hype and excitement, and whip a frenzy."
Chris Vee, another student, doesn't mind awaiting June. "It's like Christmas," he admits that. "You recognize it's coming, plus you've got that anxiety." So when this watch finally does arrive, "I buy pleasure and joy."
The Apple Watch can be a wearable device which enables and accepts cell phone calls, notifies you of incoming texts, offers mapping information and has a large number of apps for boarding airplanes, reading one sentence news articles and monitor exercise.