The Apple Watch Is Available, And Backordered Until June
All you early adopters can rejoice, the Apple Watch is now available for order and in-store trials. Like many Apple products before it, the first wearable device from Cupertino sold quickly, though it’s lack of availability in brick-and-mortar stores meant none of the mobs that usually mark the joint online/retail release of the iPhone.
The first Apple Watches will ship on April 24. Anyone ordering at this point will be waiting into June or later for theirs.
CNN reports that journalists and employees outnumbered customers at Apple Stores in London and New York, where the Apple Watch was available to try on, but not to purchase. (And some customers were merely servicing other Apple devices.)
The article also notes that those unwilling to wait can take advantage of the secondary eBay market that has already popped up for the yet-to-be-shipped items: “Sellers are posting screen shots of their confirmed pre-order receipts and asking for anywhere from $600 to $3,400.”
The Apple Watch was announced in September, and is the first new product category from Apple since the iPad was released in 2010. Various models cost from $399 to $17,000.
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