Apple Watch, as most of you will know by now, is set for release on April 24th, but Apple will begin stocking retail stores with demo units two weeks in advance of that date. The idea is to help consumers familiarize themselves with what is a brand-new product category, and while you don’t need an appointment to check it out before it goes on general sale, it is something that Apple recommends doing to ensure a decent amount of unhindered, one-on-one time with the device. Before now, it was suspected that appointment bookings would begin prior to April 10th, when the try-on service starts, but now, as per a report, it seems that anybody looking to reserve a 15-minute slot will only be able to do so from the 10th.

Essentially, if you were hoping to book an appointment before April 10th, you’re going to be out of luck, according to a number of Apple employees who’ve been in contact with 9to5Mac. The first day is likely to be fairly busy, especially given that a pre-arranged booking is not mandatory for those looking to try the Apple Watch out, but those who do make a reservation will get 15 minutes to get up close and personal with the forthcoming wearable.

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At such an early stage, it’s hard to tell just how much of rush there’ll be to see the wrist computer, which, having generated a fair amount of hype since being unveiled last September, must now cement its position as the game-changer Apple is touting it as. Whether strong sales will follow is yet to be determined, but the consumer turnout, and reaction, following Apple’s try-on sessions from April 10th to the April 24th launch day, will provide a solid early indication of whether Apple’s watch will withstand the true test of time.

Anybody looking to book will be able to do so via the Apple Store app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices, and while, as aforementioned, an appointment is not pivotal to actually seeing and testing the Apple Watch, it is strongly recommended.

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