New Apple Watch try-on appointment details leak

The Apple Watch will soon descend upon the company’s retail stores, and no matter how you feel about Apple’s new wearable, its arrival is almost certain to usher-in a new wave of increased public interest in smartwatches in general. But for the moment, the Apple Watch is the wearable to be checking out, and we’ve already heard a little about just how you can get the opportunity to take a look at it for yourself. Earlier this month we learned some details about how Apple’s in-store try-on program would work, and how reservations wouldn’t be strictly necessary (though presumably a smart idea). Now the memo that provided that info has leaked, and in doing so answers another question about how those reservations will work.

Beyond backing-up what we previously heard, this leak establishes that Apple doesn’t intend to start accepting reservations for these try-on appointments until April 10, the very day the Apple Watch arrives in Apple Store retail locations.

You might have wondered if you’d be able to sign up for a spot sometime in the week leading up to that date, but it now appears that won’t be the case: on April 10, both users desiring reservations and those intent on just showing up and trying their luck will be competing for time on the same level. As reservations fill up in the following days, you may find it more difficult to walk in and get to see the Apple Watch in a timely fashion, sans reservation.

Will you be hitting F5 on Apple’s reservation page, come Friday, April 10?


Source: 9to5 Mac

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