High rollers with money to spend on an Apple 18-carat gold watch will get twice as long to consider their purchase than those looking for a budget Apple watch according to Apple shop sources.
Instructions to Apple sales staff indicate that high rollers with $14,000 to spend will get VIP treatment in Australia.
Those wanting to try on the top of the range timepiece will get twice as long to play with the device as those interested in the cheaper-yet-still-hugely-expensive alternatives.
When one Apple Store manager in Australia was asked about the sales process for the new watch they said “We will sort out the tyre kickers from the genuine buyer and if they want time to consider their purchase they will get time”.
Some sources have indicated that Apple has allocated half an hour of genius bar time for genuine buyers.
All indications to this point have suggested the appointments for the standard and Sport variants will be limited to 15-minutes.
Depending on how good you are those who pretend to be interested in the Apple Watch Edition will also get the half spiel for the new Apple top shelf product.
ChannelNews understands that Apple staff will have to wear gloves when showing the new $14K watch.
From the April 10 pre-order date interested parties will apparently be asked to register their interest in a particular model, using the Apple Store iOS app or Apple website. That preference will then be linked to the Apple ID and used in the appointment-making process and the corresponding models will be prepared.
The unnamed Apple employees quoted by the story could not confirm whether every Apple Store will have the 18-carat model in stock.
However the sources did confirm the stores will get a visual overhaul when the models land on April 10 ahead of the on-sale date two weeks later.