Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2015, 07:54
Category: Apple Watch, News, retail, Wearables
You might be able to pick up an Apple Watch from an Apple Store location in the relatively near future.
Following a change to its web site, Apple is apparently preparing to have the Apple Watch available as an in-store item that can be picked up in the United States and other launch countries. The option has been revamped to “available soon” on the Apple Online Store and within the Apple Store app. The news is mixed, as the option remains grayed out on Apple’s website and app, making it unavailable to select, and Apple’s Reserve and Pickup system for the Apple Watch has yet to go live.
In the short time the Apple Watch has been available, orders for the unit have been taken exclusively online and shipped via UPS to addresses as needed. Customers could soon have the option of ordering online and picking the unit up from their local Apple Store, provided they present a valid government-issued photo ID and matching name upon pickup.
Apple originally planned to offer in-store pickup of the Apple Watch as early as April 24, although later decided to take orders exclusively online and ship to home, possibly due to limited supply resulting from faulty Taptic Engines. When in-store pickup for the Apple Watch becomes available, customers will be able to select a nearby Apple Store location of their choice to pick up the product.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.