MagazineApr 10, 2015
The Apple Watch, which also marks the Cupertino, California company's debut in a fledgling wearable technology market, will be available for pre-order online and to try out in stores - but not take home. On April 24, consumers will be able to buy it online or by reservation at retail locations including high-end fashion boutiques in Paris, London and Tokyo. Based on recent customer interest at its stores, Apple expects demand for the watch, which allows users to check email, listen to music and make phone calls when paired with an iPhone, to exceed availability at launch. Also in this gallery a Apple Watch Look-Alike is for sale in China. An Apple Watch look-alike device, made by a Chinese manufacturer, has gone on sale at a mall selling electronic products in China's southern city of Shenzhen The device, made by a Chinese manufacturer, can connect to Apple's iPhone products via bluetooth for calls and message alerts, along with playing music from a connected iPhone.
Men wearing cardboard hats depicting the Apple Watch, pose for photos before it goes on display in front of the Apple Store in Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district TORU HANAI/REUTERS