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In-store Apple Watch sales are starting this month

It’s something that should have happened from the start, but Apple has confirmed you’ll soon by able to walk into its stores and buy the Apple Watch.

Having been an online-exclusive since its formal launch back in April, the Cupertino-based company has revealed that its debut wearable will be offered to the high street masses “in two weeks”.

Although no exact date has yet been put on the in-store release, this two-week timeframe would put availability around June 18.

Before you go getting too excited, however, there are a few caveats.

Only select models of the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R will be available in store. Sadly, Apple has yet to outline which Apple Watch configurations will be heading to brick and mortar stores.

The timepiece’s in-store release will precede a broader global introduction towards the end of the month.

From June 26, the smartwatch will be available in a further seven countries for the first time, including Italy, Mexico, Singapore and South Korea.

The remaining countries to be on the receiving end of an Apple Watch release this month are Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.

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The response to Apple Watch has surpassed our expectations in every way, and we are thrilled to bring it to more customers around the world,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations.

Williams went on to address the stock limitations that continue to surround the device, adding: “We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience.

“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.”

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