Even if you weren’t seeking the information out, you most likely caught wind of Friday’s big announcement: Apple Watches are now available for in-store purchase.
The long wait is chalked up to Apple’s retail head, according to the Wall Street Journal, who “told store employees in a memo before the watch’s release that the online-only approach would work better to give customers the models they wanted earlier and faster.”
Of course, now everyone is mostly concerned with the second generation Apple Watch, thanks to a report from 9to5Mac which stated the following:
The new FaceTime camera will reportedly be built into the Apple Watch’s top bezel and enable users to make and receive FaceTime calls on their wrists. Apple previously announced at WWDC that WatchOS 2 will have a new FaceTime Audio feature for Wi-Fi-based calling, and the new software also enables Apple Watch users to answer or reject FaceTime video calls through a paired iPhone.
A new Wi-Fi chip inside the Apple Watch 2 will expand the wrist-worn device’s iPhone-free Wi-Fi capabilities for basic tasks, possibly including text messaging, emailing and up-to-date weather data. The new wireless chipset will also enable Find my Watch for tracking a lost, stolen or misplaced Apple Watch using Wi-Fi router triangulation technology as opposed to GPS.
So, to get the first-ever Apple Watch or wait it out? Eh, who knows how long it will take to hit the marketplace. Take the plunge.