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Apple Watch hits Best Buy next week

Apple Watch hits Best Buy
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On August 7, Best Buy becomes the first independent retailer to offer Apple's smartwatch.

Apple Watch launched at the end of April, thus becoming the first smartwatch of the Cupertino-based giant. According to analyst outfit Canalys, Apple Watch is the best selling wearable in the world, as it shipped no less than 4.2 million units in the second quarter. Right now, this smartwatch can only be purchased from Apple Stores, but things will change next week as Best Buy steps in.

Starting August 7, Best Buy will begin to sell the Apple Watch in its US stores. Although Apple declined to unveil the smartwatch sales figures, only saying they "did exceed our expectations," it looks like the Apple Watch is doing well. Best Buy is set to become the first independent retailer to offer the wearable.

Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that over 300 Best Buy retail stores will sell the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport in time for the holiday season, but next week only 100 stores will stock it. Apple Watch currently starts at $549 USD and can go up to $1,099 USD, while the Sport model can be purchased for $349 USD or $399 USD, depending on the size available. Remains to see if Best Buy will also get the luxury Watch Edition, a model with a price between $10,000 USD and $17,000 USD.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07-27 (Update: 2015-07-27)