The Apple Watch preorder is set to begin in just three days beginning on Friday, April 10th. According to a report from MacRumors, customers will be limited to reserve one Apple Watch for in-store pickup.
Potential buyers will also be required to present valid government-based photo ID upon pick up of their Apple Watch at the Apple Store.
“Only the person named on the reservation will be allowed to pick up the product,” Joe Rossignol says. It’s worth noting that this limit isn’t enforced on pre-orders placed online, shipped to your home.
“Inventory is subject to change. Your reservation is valid for pickup only at the Apple Retail Store that you selected. If you do not pick up your selected item(s) by the designated date and time, your reservation will be cancelled and your item(s) will be returned to stock.”
There is a maximum of 1 reservation per customer and number of reservations may be limited. Apple also said they reserve the right to refuse, limit or cancel a reservation if Apple determines that a customer has provided misleading or fraudulent information and/or abused, disrupted or attempted to circumvent the reservation system.
That being said, all these signs indicate that the wearable device will be of limited stock on launch.
This Friday, Apple will be taking preorders for the Apple Watch in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan. Two weeks later, it will ship to homes and customers will be able to pick up their preordered watches.
Walk-in purchases for the Apple Watch will not be allowed.