After the recent launch of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) smartwatch, the fans are queuing up to preview much anticipated product of Tim Cook’s first new product. The company has started taking the pre-orders from today onward. The base model of Apple smartwatch has been kept at $349. At first, this will be available in nine countries, viz. the U.S., the U.K., Japan, Hong Kong, France, Germany, China, Canada and Australia. The company says that the interest from fans who are visiting the stores for first glance of Smartwatch is “tremendous.”
Apple expecting strong customer demand
The Senior VP, online and retail stores of Apple, Angela Ahrendts says that the company is expecting a robust demand of Apple smartwatch. In fact, according to her, the demand will surpass the supply of these watches at the launch.
In order to try these watches, the customers have been asked to pre-book their appointments as well. Thereafter, on April 24, 2015, the watches will start shipping.
Sydney Apple Store full house
Today, the retail store of Apple in Sydney was jam-packed with the people who wanted a glance of this device. In fact, some of the customers are saving to buy the sports edition of Apple smartwatch.
This product is the debut of Apple in bringing out wearable devices in technology market. Other companies like Xiaomi and SAMSUNG ELECT LTD(F) (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) have already brought to the market, the devices that can be worn on the wrists.
The analysts are however, forecasting that 15 million Apple smartwatch units will be shipped in 2015. This will make the company, the top vendor of smartwatch in the entire world. The difference between other wearable devices or watches is that this smartwatch by the company is positioned as not just the tech gadget, but also as a form of fashion accessory.
For this purpose, Apple has brought a range of pleasing wrist bands for women.