If you're sporting an Apple Watch on your wrist, you most likely bought it online, because they haven't yet been available for in-store purchase. That's about to change. Apple will begin selling Apple Watch in stores on June 18, according to a press release from Apple.
The company hasn't released sales numbers for its newest product line yet, but Apple has insisted that demand has outstripped supply for the device. The release indicates that Apple's supply chain is rapidly catching up and that soon Apple Watches will be more available than they have been since its initial launch on April 24.
"We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience. All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet, will ship to customers within two weeks. At that time, we’ll also begin selling some models in our Apple Retail Stores," Apple operations head Jeff Williams said in a statement.
"Some models" most likely means that Apple's pricey gold-covered Watch Edition won't be available at all Apple Stores. But the additional supply of the less-expensive models will allow Apple to start selling its watch in seven new markets on June 26, which include Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.
Next week, Apple is holding its annual developers' conference, WWDC, in San Francisco. The company is expected to release a software kit for Apple Watch that allows developers to run applications on the watch itself, as opposed to on its paired iPhone, which will result in smarter and better apps.