According to a new report, Apple may be gearing up for a new reserve and pickup system for the Apple Watch in its retail stores.
With the new system, customers would be able to customize a watch online before trying it on and completing the purchase in-store.
The report comes from 9to5Mac, citing unnamed sources:
The Reserve and Pickup system for the Apple Watch will differ from the existing Personal Pickup system for other products, which allows customers to fully purchase items online before picking them up at Apple retail locations. The new system will allow potential Watch customers to reserve a desired case and band combination online, then try the specific Watch in-store before completing the purchase.
If this new reserve system is indeed implemented, the ability to customize and reserve a watch combination online before trying it on in-store could help streamline the purchasing process for customers.
As Apple announced yesterday, the Apple Watch will go up for pre-order on April 10, with the official release date set for April 24. For much more on the Apple Watch, along with all of the announcements from yesterday's Spring Forward event, be sure to check out all of our coverage.