30 minutes into the highly anticipated Apple Watch pre-order, and they’re selling fast, with shipping time for some models slipping to June. This didn’t come as a surprise according to Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores who said “we expect that strong customer demand will exceed our supply at launch.” The smart watch can make phone calls, track your exercise and give you calendar updates from the convenient location of your wrist. Ranging in price from $499 AUD to the $14,000 AUD Snoop-Dogg-appropriate “custom rose or yellow 18-carat gold alloys” version, the average price will be about $799 AUD.
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The presale was only available online, meaning hard-core Apple fans didn’t have to worry about packing a tent and an appropriate amount of snacks as they lined up. Online customers were limited to only one Apple Watch per person, in an attempt to stop retailers making a profit reselling the wrist candy.
For those of you with cat-like reflexes and an ultra-speedy internet connection who managed to score on the presale, you’ll receive your prize in the mail in about two weeks (and immediately have it sync to your iPhone if you’re clever about it). For the rest of us, you can either order yours online or reserve your watch at an Apple retail store from it’s official release date of 24 April. You’re also able to try an Apple Watch on for size at Apple retail stores from 10 April.
Currently, the verdict of Apple Watch reviewer Lauren Goode is that it trumps other smart watches, at least in terms of luxury.
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