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Apple Watch to Hit Retail Stores

Apple Watch to Hit Retail Stores Apple Watch to Hit Retail Stores

Tech giant Apple said it would start selling some models of its watch at its retail stores this month, and also roll out the gadget in seven more countries, Reuters reported on Thursday. The watch has been on display in Apple stores around the world since April 10, when it became available for preorder online and at shops, including trendy fashion boutiques in Paris, London and Tokyo. Apple had directed people to order online, preventing long queues around its stores that have become a norm with the company's rollout of new products. “We believe making the Apple Watch available for customers to purchase at an Apple retail store will drive increased sales volumes," Cantor Fitzgerald analysts wrote in a note. Apple Watch will be launched in Italy, Mexico, Spain, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan on June 26, the company said. The watch is currently available in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK. Apart from online stores, customers in these countries can also buy the devices at Apple's retail stores and some authorized resellers.