While most are still waiting for the clock to strike April 10th, Apple Stores in the eastern part of the world have started opening their doors to Apple Watch appointments and potential buyers. Images posted to Twitter and Instagram show lines of customers waiting outside of stores to get their hands on the Apple Watch.

Photos of Apple Stores in Australia show lines full of customers as well as media crews looking to report on the launch. In Japan, Apple Stores have yet to open their doors to customers, but considerably long lines have already formed outside.

Customers who visit any Apple Store will be able to try an Apple Watch. While Apple prefers that customers make an appointmentthey are not required. Walk-ins will also be accepted, although as these images show, there could be a relatively long wait. You can read our FAQ regarding the Apple Watch retail process here.

As far as 12-inch MacBook retail availability stores, Australian customers report that most stores do not have any in-stock and some aren’t expecting any for 1-2 weeks. Although that could end up being different in the United States, we’ll have to wait and see.



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