Latest Apple Watch rumors look to March for start of sales

Between HTC’s partnership with Under Armour, that unannounced LG round-screened model, and numerous wearables that formally launched at CES this year, we’ve totally got smartwatches on the mind right now. That works out just fine for us, though, as a new smartwatch rumor has just hit our desk, talking about when we might expect to see the arrival of probably the most eagerly-anticipated wearable of the season, the Apple Watch.

So far, numerous attempts have been made to nail-down just when Apple intends to get Watch sales started, but a firm ETA has been elusive. Now a new report looks at information from Apple retail sources that outlines the company’s training efforts in advance of the smartwatch’s release. Supposedly, Apple intends to make a big training push during the second week of February, one that would see an employee or two from many Apple Stores travel to a special Watch-focused orientation event. These workers would then head back home to share what they learned about the Apple Watch with their colleagues.

Following this prep work, Apple would open Watch sales sometime in March.

The idea of an in-depth training event makes a lot of sense given the rumors we’ve heard about Apple’s interest in a new breed of retail employee, one with extensive experience with luxury and fashion sales. At least, the next best thing might be taking current Apple sales staff and giving them a crash-course on the subject.

We still don’t have a specific date in March for when sales would kick off, but if these leaks continue, we imagine that info will find its way out shortly after Apple starts sharing it with staff.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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