Apple’s Watch is now on pre-order at Apple’s Store, but unlike Katy Perry, you’re going to have to wait until at least April 24th to get one. If you don’t want to wait a lot longer than that, you should probably order one sooner than later, and you may have to settle for a model you didn’t have your heart set on. Apple said that it expects “strong customer demand will exceed our supply at launch,” and information on the Apple Store backs that up. For instance, the 38mm sport model is shipping between April 24th and May 8th, but the 42mm model isn’t going out until May 8th at the earliest.
Nevertheless, some folks are reporting that the ordering process was smooth, and if you’re so inclined, you can grab up to two of them. If you choose to go ahead and not buy a $350-minimum fashion item sight-unseen, you can head to an Apple Store, even though youwon’t be able to order it there. Should you take that option and risk a later delivery date, Apple recommends using its concierge service to book an appointment. Another option to try one out is to visit three department store pop-up shops in Tokyo, London and Paris.
If you’re more interested in a new laptop than a watch, the retina-screened MacBook is also up for grabs. There’s no issues about buying that model, which is showing ship times of 1-3 days. The only downside? The price for that lack of weight and a retina screen is a princely $1,299 – $1,599.
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