According to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple is preparing to launch a new Reserve and Pickup system at its retail stores just in time for the launch of the Apple Watch.
The new system will reportedly allow customers to reserve a customized Apple Watch of their choice, then try on the device before completing the purchase an Apple retail store. The company is also encouraging customers to use the online Apple Store and Apple Store app for iOS to design their own Apple Watch.
Apple will begin taking pre-orders for the Apple Watch on April 10, at which point the device will be on display in retail stores. During the preview period, Apple will allow customers to try on the Apple Watch before they pre-order it, giving them a chance to see how the device looks and fits.
The Apple Watch will begin shipping on April 24 in several countries, including Canada and the United States. The device starts at $449 for the smaller aluminium Sport model, and the stainless steel versions start at $699 with several models coming in at over $1000. The high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition will start at $13,000 with some models costing as much as $22,000.