“Apple will introduce several major initiatives to ready its retail stores for the Apple Watch’s launch in April, according to sources briefed on the upcoming changes,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“Starting on April 10th, Apple will allocate 15 minutes per customer for in-store try-on appointments, using 10 try-on stations to manage what’s expected to be a steady flow of customers interested in having hands-on time with the Watch,” Gurman reports. “While customers will not necessarily be required to have an appointment, they will be time-limited and guided during the hands-on experience.”
Gurman reports, “Additionally, they will be given the opportunity to place a reservation at the time of try-on for a particular model, and make a follow-up appointment to pick the watch up during the April 24th launch date… To offer more personalized attention for certain Apple Watch customers, Apple will split its retail staff into four ‘zones’ when hands-on trials and sales begin.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Oh boy, this is going to be interesting. If you know you need to visit an Apple Retail Store for non-Apple Watch business, you might want to do it before April 10th.