Even if the Apple Watch was the subject of countless debates over the world wide web, making both tech experts and tech enthusiasts expressing their divided opinions on the new wearable device developed by American tech giant Apple Inc, there was not a similar number of participants on Friday, when the Apple Watch hit the stores. This situation may be a sign to indicate the fact that a pre-ordering and testing period is not as attractive as the actual purchasing of the products to Apple customers. Even if the Apple Watch can be found in stores beginning with this week`s Friday, the clients did not rush at the shops to try out the new smartwatch.
This period is one in which Apple only offers its product for a 15 minutes test to the clients who show interest in such a trial. Those customers will also have to make appointments in order to check out the smartwatch. In addition to that, many Apple clients have already pre-ordered their Apple Watch online, as the tech giant encourages this way of commerce. As for now, the Apple Watch was greeted as it hit the stores by fewer people than there were to greet the iPhone 6 when it came out. The Apple Watch will be available for buying starting April 24. Until then, interested customers can visit the stores and look at the smartwatches or try them, but it seems clear that most of them prefer to just pre order the watch online or by using Apple`s mobile app.
Online pre-ordering and buying is no surprise in the case of the Apple Watch. On the official website, Apple presents 38 models for the watch, but this number does not include all the possible combinations between the two sizes, the two colors and the numerous bracelets that are available.
So Apple Inc. may have taken a wise decision with the encouraging of online purchasing and pre-ordering service. Just imagine how the inventory of the stores would look like with so many possibilities of personalizing your own smartwatch. But this has also resulted in few people waiting for the stores to open on Friday. For example, in Sydney, just a little over 20 people waited for the store in the centre of the city to open. In Japan`s capital, Tokyo, only a small number of 40 people gathered at the Omotesando store, which provides Apple Watch delivery to customers.
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