Apple Store Online Down Ahead of Tonight’s Apple Watch Pre-Orders

The Apple Store is now down for the count, ahead of Apple Watch pre-orders set to kick off at 12:01AM PDT/3:01AM EDT tonight. Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook is also expected to become available for pre-order tonight as well, since its launch day is tomorrow.

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As we speak, other first-wave launch countries such as Australia and Japan are already trying on Apple Watch and posting numerous pictures online. These hands-on images will provide those of us waiting a closer look to make that final decision on which Apple Watch model to buy.

Apple Watch starts at $449 CAD for the 38mm Sport model, topping off at $22,000 CAD for the 38mm 18k Rose and Yellow Gold Apple Watch Edition models, which will be available only at these Apple Stores in Toronto and Montreal at launch.

For those pre-ordering tonight, we suggest using the Apple Store iOS app to place your order, as in the past it goes ‘online’ faster than the website (well, the iPhone 6 pre-order was a bit of a mess). As a backup, you should be glued to your Mac or PC as well, to ensure you get your Apple Watch of choice as soon as the store goes back online.

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