Apple Watch available in stores from June 19
Apple today announced that it will begin selling select Apple Watch models through its retail stores on June 19. While customers have been able to try on Apple Watch in store, it is currently only purchasable through Apple's online store.
Apple also confirmed that will ship the vast majority of existing online Watch orders before that date.
"We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience," said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. "All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet, will ship to customers within two weeks. At that time, we’ll also begin selling some models in our Apple Retail Stores."
Apple did not confirm which Watch models will be available in store on June 19.
Following the Watch's launch in April, customers faced wait times of up to two months when placing a new order. Most new Apple Watch orders will now ship with two to three weeks, while some will ship in as little as five to seven business days.