Apple Watch has definitely piqued the curiosity of the tech world, and while a sizable number of individuals seem to either be completely sold or staunchly against the product, the proverbial fence is creaking under the strain of undecided individuals. It’s a good thing, then, that Apple is allowing consumers to head on down to their local Apple Retail Store during the two weeks prior to launch to check it out, and where the Spring forward media event announcement indicated that an appointment would be necessary for anybody looking to go hands-on with the wearable, it now seems that prior booking will not be mandatory.
It’s certainly good news if you just happen to be passing by an Apple outlet over the next few weeks, although the fact that users can check out the device on a whim may leave you besieged by those eager to see what all the fuss is about. As per a leaked memo shared by 9to5Mac, an appointment won’t – as alluded to at Spring forward – be a prerequisite for trying it out, but by the same token, Apple still recommends doing so.
If you really want to test the device, then booking in advance will probably reduce the amount of time you’ll be standing around, and could even permit you a bit longer hands-on time. So if you don’t wish to feel rushed, pre-booking would seem a sensible option.
Previews of the device will commence from April 10th, coinciding with the day Apple Watch goes on pre-order, so no doubt there’s another memo flying around somewhere that encourages employees put forth the question of purchasing to every consumer bothering to check it out.
The entry-level Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport will be available to view at Apple Stores, although as you might imagine, the more expensive, 18k models will be a little less ubiquitous as Apple gets selective over which stores can demo these models.
Whether Apple Watch is, as some are touting, capable of repeating the success of the iPhone remains to be seen; this is for the consumers to decide. But in terms of preparation, Apple appears to be on top of everything, and barring any major hiccups, will be ready to make its grand entrance in just over five weeks’ time.
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