People everywhere are crazed and excited about the upcoming Apple Watch. The watch will hit the market in T-minus 20 days and I’m sure there will be lines out the doors of many Apple Stores. If you are looking to get your hands on an Apple Watch day one, you might want to rethink your plans.
According to CNET, the Apple watch will be sold through a “reservation system” and will continue to be sold in that manner until Apple indicates otherwise. So unless you have already reserved an Apple Watch, don’t bother stopping by the store. Another interesting fact is that you cannot walk into the store and simply try on one of the watches. Instead, Apple requires you to schedule a fitting with an Apple Store representative.
I’m sure there will be many disappointed customers at the store on day one thinking they will be able to walk into the store and purchase a watch off the shelf. While some may disagree, there are a number of reasons why this is a good strategy for releasing the Apple Watch. Unlike other Apple devices, the Apple Watch will come in a number of different models that vary in price and style. Because of this, Apple needs to make sure they have the inventory to satisfy customers. By forcing buyers to use a reservation system and scheduling fitting sessions, Apple will be able to better manage their inventory to please buyers.
The Apple Watch is one of the most anticipated smart watches being released this year. With a price range between $349-$17,000, the smartwatch will likely peak the interest of both your average iPhone user to even the most premium time-piece collectors. To be honest with you, despite being an Android fan-boy, I’m pretty excited to get my hands on an Apple Watch. (sorry for disappointing our Android followers) The watch is simple, stylish, and unlike any other smartwatch on the market today. You can see the Apple Watch in all of its glory below:
What are you thoughts? Do you believe the Apple Watch will be as successful as its hype? Do you think Apple is making the right choice by using a reservation system to order the watch? Let us know what you think int he comment section below.