“Nearly two months after its official launch, Apple Watch is now available at the company’s retail stores,” Daisuke Wakabayashi reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“An Apple spokeswoman said starting Wednesday, customers can walk into an Apple Store and purchase the device in the nine countries where it’s available, including the United States, Canada, Japan and China,” Wakabayashi reports. “Customers also can buy or reserve watches online and pick them up in stores.”
“Until now, the watch was only available through Apple’s website, a move Apple said it took because of limited supplies,” Wakabayashi reports. “That took some of the buzz out of Apple’s first all-new product in five years, eliminating the scenes of long lines.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Besides the lack of lines outside stores, did the protracted delay, by itself, also kill off some Apple Watch buzz? Yes, it did. Let’s see if Apple can reclaim it.
For early adopters, this has been the weirdest, longest, loneliest Apple product launch ever.