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Apple Watch will soon be available in store, but only for pick-up

Those buying the Apple Watch will soon be able to pick it up from their local Apple Store outlet, reports on Wednesday have revealed.

When ordering the wearable from the Apple Store app, some users are now seeing “Pick up: Available soon” next to their local Apple Store location (via 9to5Mac).

Apple has remained tight-lipped over the in-store availability, focusing on an online-only strategy as it seeks to build up stock supplies.  As the company is still estimating a July shipping date for new orders, that stance is unlikely to change any time soon.

It’s also unclear whether the pending option for in-store pick up will allow users to get their hands on a watch any sooner.

It may mean stocks will arrive at Apple stores for pick up that day, or it could mean company will just ship individual orders to local retail outlets if users wish to pick them up rather than have them delivered to a residential or business address.

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Apple is believed to be struggling to meet demand for the Apple Watch due to the discovery of some faulty Taptic Engine components before the watch went on sale.

The firm is said to have dropped the Chinese supplier at fault and is currently ramping up production in order to get wait times down for those ordering the sought-after wearable.

Is the Apple Watch really worth the extended wait though? Check out our recently posted review for the verdict.