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Apple Watch going on sale at Best Buy U.S. starting August 7

The Apple Watch is going on sale at over 300 Best Buy locations in the U.S., starting August 7. An Apple spokesperson told iMore:

"Customers love Apple Watch, and we are thrilled to begin offering it at Best Buy locations across the U.S. starting August 7," an Apple spokesperson told iMore. "More than 300 Best Buy stores will carry Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models in time for the holiday shopping season."

That'll greatly expand the retail options for people who don't live close enough to an Apple Store to make a trip convenient or even practical.

It also shows that the Apple Watch is being produced in sufficient quantiles, and Apple is seeing sufficient demand, to increase availability in such a significant way.

Given customer satisfaction levels—in one survey reaching 97%—and Tim Cook's comments about June sales being the company's best ever, none of that should come as any surprise.

Rene Ritchie
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

18 Comments
  • How about "Apple Watch will be carried at Best Buy's *insert rest of title because I forgot it*" Because I read that headline and said "how much of a discount though?" Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I'll have to agree. The words "on sale" implies a reduction in price.
  • I agree. I have the same problem with headlines that say "drops" to mean release or debut when I always read it as getting rid of. For example "Google Drops Android Wear Ad Minutes Before Apple Watch Event."
    So wait. Did they drop and existing ad, or did they drop a new ad?
  • Agree with what your saying. Maybe if the title says Best Buy will soon carry or Best Buy will start selling Apple Watch. But anyways the reason for my comment is because I had a buddy who told me back in April that Best Buy will be one of the stores that will carry the Apple Watch and I didn't believe him but now I have been proven wrong. I'm assuming Apple will be closely looking at its partner ship with Best Buy with the Apple Watch now being available at their stores.
  • Arguing semantics... smh...
  • Maybe so, but it's fairly common that "on sale" means a discount, despite the fact that the phrase can also be used to say a product is being sold. But the usual phrases for that particular meaning are things like "being carried" "will be available" et cetera. Yah feel? Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • No, I don't feel... When I see "On sale" - my brain does not automagically go where yours does... I take in a little more context, and can see reality for what it is... a retailer that has not previously sold a product will be soon... and means that Watches will be "on sale" as in available vs. not...
  • I read the article to get to that point. But the headline and headline alone implies a discount to many if not most people. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • No it doesn't. Sent from the iMore App
  • "But the headline and headline alone implies a discount to many if not most people." Perhaps in your world... Not mine.
  • When I hear on sale I think it means it's now being sold. Sent from the iMore App
  • Grammar police - I thought they were a thing of the past...
  • It's not Grammer, it's commonly used language that gives likely wrong perception. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • It's nuance Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Do we know yet if they will sell bands as well? Sent from the iMore App
  • Click bait wins!
  • Does this mean they will also sell apple bands? I'd have bought one if I could have the instant gratification factor plus reward zone discount. Sent from the iMore App
  • They sell a ton of other accessories for the watch so I'd be surprised if they didn't. (BTW the Lunatik is quite nice ). For what its worth I find the service at the Apple section of my Best Buy in Fort Wayne to be far superior to the Apple stores we have in Indianapolis and South Bend. There are more products and accessories available right in the store (the Apple Store doesn't even sell a Watch dock let alone any other accessories) and the employees are much less arrogant and much more helpful. I've seen them spend hours teaching a Mac newbie how to use their new computer. Good luck with that in and Apple store. Sent from the iMore App