According to Mac Rumors, The Apple Watch will hit retail stores as early as next month. If you’ve been interested in the Apple Watch, you know that up until this point, the watch was only available through Apple’s web store.
As far as Apple goes, the online only release of the watch was highly unusual. This is due to the fact that we’ve been so used to seeing those crazy launch-day lines at the Apple store. Apple claims that the online only strategy was to ensure customers received the “best possible experience”, but industry insiders think that the slow release is due to faulty mechanics in some the watches hardware.