Angela Ahrendts to change Apple product launches

Angela Ahrendts to change Apple product launches

"The days of waiting in line and crossing fingers for a product are over for our customers."

Those are the words of Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts. In an internal memo acquired by Business Insider, Ahrendts asks retail employees to steer customers away from brick-and-motar stores for the Watch launch by encouraging them to order online:

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How to see an Apple Watch on April 10

How to see an Apple Watch on April 10

On March 9, Tim Cook announced that the Apple Watch will be available for pre-order on April 10, 2015. What's more, interested customers can visit an Apple Store to see the device in person, and even try one on. For many, getting hands-on time with the device will be as easy as strolling into the store on the 10th, as long as you don't mind waiting a bit (and you're in a country where the Watch is set to debut).

We've complied the following information on how you can see an Apple Watch in person on April 10th. Ready your wrist! Here we go.

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Fitness wearables vanish from Apple's stores

Yeah, those aren't Nike+ FuelBands. Those are iPods. 

Yeah, those aren't Nike+ FuelBands. Those are iPods. 

Well that's understandable. Now that Apple has announced sales dates for this fitness-focused Watch, rival wearables are disappearing from its stores. Recode notes that the company is no longer selling the Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone UP, among others, in retail stores and online. 

Our take on the news

Well, yeah. Burger King doesn't sell Big Macs. 

Etsy, Marriott to support Apple Pay

Etsy, Marriott to support Apple Pay

Hotel chain Marriott and retail site Etsy have both announced their intentions to support Apple Pay following the company's announcement's this morning. 

First up, the Marriott has announced that three U.S. locations will support the service in the near future, including the Ritz-Carlton at Central Park, the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, and the Courtyard Chicago Downtown.

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