Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015, 04:02
Category: Apple Watch, News, retail, Wearables
Come August 7th, you’ll be able to snag an Apple Watch at certain local Best Buy locations.
Best Buy announced on Sunday that Apple will be making Apple Watch available at more than 100 Best Buy stores in the U.S. on Aug. 7, making it the first major outlet to carry Watch outside of Apple’s own stores.
Best Buy will start stocking Watch through its online store and at select locations, with plans to expand to over 300 outlet before the lucrative holiday shopping season. Since launching in April, Apple has limited sales to its own online and brick-and-mortar outlets, international pop-up shops and a few token third-party boutiques.
Customers will be able to choose from the Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel models as well as official Apple accessories like straps. Solid gold Apple Watch Edition versions, which start at US$10,000, are not part of Best Buy’s initial Watch offering.
In the three months the Apple Watch has been available, it has faced retail and manufacturing constraints which limited its available supply base. To deal with supply constraints, Apple limited Watch orders to those placed online and only started stocking the wearable on its own shelves in mid-June. Including Apple Stores, Watch is currently available at 680 points of sale.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.