By A Staff Writer
Apple Watch began to adorn retail stores in Tokyo and Sydney to begin a long day trail of sales of the iconic post-Steve Jobs product from the stable of Cupertino-based tech giant.
However, consumers can take a first look at the product but can’t buy it off the shelf. They should pre-order for shipments which will take effect from April 24 as promised by the tech giant.
As sun moves ahead covering other parts, the showrooms in European cities of London and Paris will open to display the device and finally New York retail stores will join the momentum to unveil the product for iPhone fans all over the world.
The wearable Apple Watch is slated to become a must-have wearable computer device by the company and morning reports from Sydney said more than 20 people have already queued before the retail store, while similar queues elsewhere in Asia are likely to be reported by today’s evening.
The Apple Watch sport version is priced at $349 and the standard version at $549, while the high-end edition series fitted with 18-karat gold are priced from $10,000 to $17,000.
The Apple Watch is to supplement the handset of Apple phones starting from iPhone 5 onwards and it provides basic computer needs on the go such as chekcing email, listening to music or make phone calls when paired with an iPhone.
Evaluation of the Apple Watch varied from stylish to poor but the company is confident to sell at least 8 million devices this year globally. It is also expected to give tough fight to other wearable smart watches in the market from Samsung, Sony and others.
Since these are demo pieces, long queues are not expected reminiscent of the release of iPhone samrtphones such iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.