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You can finally walk up and buy an Apple Watch in-store

Apple Watch fanciers can finally walk up to one of the company’s retail store locations and buy one.

Following the commencement of ‘reserve and collect’ orders in the UK on Wednesday, Apple has also extended availability to walk-up customers who haven’t order the device online (via WSJ).

Customers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Japan and the five other countries where the watch is currently available, can take advantage of the new in-store availability.

The release comes within Apple’s June timeline and is within two months of the Apple Watch first going on sale on April 24. The watch had been available in a few, unique boutiques around the world, but today’s announcement represents the proper arrival in brick and mortar outlets.

Reports on Wednesday even showed off some of the fancy bags in-store customers will receive when making the purchase.

Naturally, supplies are likely to be limited with some variations of the timepiece likely to be more in demand than others, so ordering online may still be the way to go in some cases.

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Earlier Apple had said it was doing well in clearing the back orders, which have left some early pre-order customers still without the watch.

Apple’s Jeff Williams said: “We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience.”

Will you be popping down to the local Apple Store to pick up a watch this week? Or are you an iPhone user who remains unsold on the proposition. Share your thoughts below.


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