22 Jul 2015
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Apple Watch is on its way - to Noel Leeming

By Shannon Williams

The Apple Watch will land on New Zealand shores come 31 July 2015, it was officially announed today.

And it seems Noel Leeming has secured the rights to be the only bricks and mortar store to sell the much-hyped technology, although it is not clear if this is an exclusive arrangement.

The Apple Watch will be available in Noel Leeming stores on Queen Street in downtown Auckland, on the North Shore at Wairau Park and on Tory Street in Wellington. They are due to go on sale from 8am.

Noel Leeming says interested customers can make an appointment to try on the watches. The company warns there will be lines for walk-ins.

With the watches priced from $599, much is said if New Zealanders will be in a hurry to purchase one.

Apple Watch: $949 to $1949

Apple Watch Sport: $599 to $699

Apple Watch Edition: $17,500 to $30,000

The Apple Watch was initially released back in April, and has had consumers and industry insiders guessing when it would arrive here in New Zealand.

Users will to ensure they have an iPhone to be able to pair the Apple Watch and utilise the watch’s many functions. Only iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus are compatible.

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