You can now buy your Apple Watch and opt for in store pick up in the Australian store
Those interested in purchasing their Apple Watch from Apple stores can rejoice as Apple Stores in Australia are finally stocking Apple Watch models. The Australian Online Apple Store is now showing an ‘Interested in buying in-store?’ link that on clicking routes you to a ‘Reserve and Pick Up’ page for Apple watch orders.
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Interested buyers can then use this page to schedule a purchase appointment at a brick-and-mortar store, which marks the first instance of official Apple Store availability since the debut of Apple Watch back in April. The process of scheduling an appointment is fairly simple. Potential buyers are requested to enter an Australia-based phone number against which a unique registration number is sent.
The customers then have a 30 minute window after receiving Apple’s text to schedule a pickup time or else the code expires. It is to be noted that not all Apple Watch models are available for purchase in-store. Currently, the availability is limited to the Sport and Stainless Steel variant of the Apple Watch. Other variants including the Space Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch are still limited to online purchase for now. The UK Online Apple Website is witnessing the same trend and it is too showing an identical reserve and pick up webpage, but the buying option is yet to go live and is expected to do at 6 a.m. local time.
Apple released a statement earlier this month regarding the availability of Apple Watch stating that retail store sales shall commence on June 26, although it seems we are witnessing an acceleration in that process in certain regions. The same day will also mark an expansion of sales to Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.