Apple Stores to offer "Apple Watch Basics" workshops starting April 24

With a week to go until the official launch of the Apple Watch, Apple has updated its retail website to give potential buyers information about a new Apple Watch Basics workshop. The workshop doesn't appear to be something that is currently in the works for every Apple Store, but it's beginning to show up as a Concierge option at selected locations.

For example, I selected my local Apple Store (Aspen Grove) in the Apple Store iOS app and found the first workshop listed for Monday, April 27 at 10:15 AM MDT. The description for the workshop says:

Bring your Apple Watch — along with your iPhone — and get familiar with your most personal device yet. We’ll show you how to get started using Glances, gestures, watch faces and more.

If you were lucky enough to get a 4/24 - 5/8 scheduled delivery date for your Apple Watch and your local Apple Store is holding the workshop, you may wish to sign up as soon as possible to ensure that you're able to grab a little extra knowledge from trained employees. If that initial delivery date rushes by without word of a shipment, you can always cancel the appointment to give another Watch owner an opportunity to attend.

These workshops are liable to be quite popular as they're for a completely new device with novel ways of interaction, and the initial supply of Watches was gobbled up in the first weekend of sales. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI estimates that worldwide, Apple may have sold 2.3 million Apple Watches. Supplies of the wearables will not be in Apple Stores for in-store purchase until June at the earliest.