Apple has officially opened up sales of its first new product since the iPad. The Apple Watch, Apple’s upcoming wearable, is available for Canadians to pre-order online, or through the Apple Store app on iPhone and iPad.
There are three Apple Watch models to choose from — Watch Sport, Watch Collection, Watch Edition — with Canadian pricing starting at $449 and rising to $22,000 of the 18-karat gold Edition. Apple Watch replacement bands are priced between $69 and $599 in Canada.
As previously reported, there will be no Apple Watch sales at the company’s retail locations. Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s SVP of Retail and Online Stores, said in a statement yesterday that the Apple Watch has seen “tremendous interest” and “we expect that strong customer demand will exceed our supply at launch.”
Apple will be making all models and watch bands available in-store starting today so customers can experience the product first hand before purchasing.
Update: As of 3:20am ET, some of the models, including the Watch Sport and Watch Collection, have increased from delivery on April 24th to “4-6 weeks.” Some variants of the Watch Edition, which start at $13,000 for its 18-karat gold case, have slipped to delivery in July and August.
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