The Apple Watch is all sold out in retail store and customers looking to get one in-store sometime soon will be sorely disappointed. Apple stated that the smartwatch would return to stores in June. Publication The Telegraph managed to get its hands on an internal memo that stated that orders on Apple Watch would be online only for awhile after launch.
Retail chief Angela Ahrendts said that Apple expected the sales approach to continue into May, but made certain to state that the company wouldn’t handle releases in this manner permanently. “We all love those blockbuster Apple product launch days—and there will be many more to come.” While customers can’t pick up the Apple Watch in stores for now, some stores in select overseas cities will allow for test wearing.
The Apple Watch was said to be available April 24th in soon-to-be opened boutique stores in major cities—Berlin, London, Los Angeles, and Paris. There will also be stores in China and Japan. The date is also when customers will start getting their pre-ordered Apple Watches. Ahrendts said that the smartwatches wouldn’t be available until later.
“Many of you have been getting questions asking if we will have the watch available in store on April 24 for walk-in purchases,” Ahrendts said. “As we announced last week, due to high global interest combined with our initial supply, we are only taking orders online right now.”