The Apple Watch will officially go up for pre-order on April 10, and on that date you’ll be able to mosey on into an Apple Store and try one for yourself. Today details on exactly how that process will go have surfaced.
Sources tell 9to5Mac that customers will get 15 minutes to try on an Apple Watch in-store. Each store will reportedly have around 10 testing stations, and while you’re using one, an Apple employee will guide you on how to use the device. You’ll be able to make a reservation if you want to set a specific time to try the Apple Watch, but these stations will also accommodate walk-ins.
Once you decide that you want to buy an Apple Watch, you’ll purportedly be sorted into one of two lines. The first will be for folks that know exactly which case and band that they want, while the second will be for customers that haven’t yet decided exactly which model they want.
When it comes to the gold Apple Watch Edition, which starts at $10,000, Apple will have a dedicated group of “Experts” to help anyone interested in the luxury smartwatch. These Experts will allegedly include employees that’ve been with Apple for a long period of time and have gotten extra training on selling the Apple Watch.
With these Apple Watch showings, Apple employees will try to show off the wearable’s features and explain to customers how it help them in their everyday lives. It’s probably wise for Apple to take appointments and walk-ins, because Apple Stores often get a lot of foot traffic, and there will likely be a lot of consumers that just walk into a store, realize that the Apple Watch is there, and want to try it out.