Apple has begun installing custom safes in retail stores that will house its high-end Apple Watches when they go on sale this April, a new report claims. The safes are expected to carry inventory waiting to be sold, as well as store demo units overnight.
“The custom-designed safes will be outfitted with Apple Watch MagSafe chargers in order to keep the demo units charged up and ready to go for the next day of business,” 9to5Mac reports.
Apple Watch prices start at $349, but the high-end Apple Watch “Edition,” which is made out of gold, could be thousands of dollars. They’ll come in small boxes, too, so if thieves were able to gain access to an Apple Store while it was closed, they could take large numbers quite easily.
Taking a traditional jewelry store approach to protect Apple Watch makes a lot of sense, then.
Apple will also make alterations to its shelving areas to make room for Apple Watch, the report claims, and it is working on ways to demonstrate the device. It’s thought customers will be able to wear the device in store, and even try out the different bands.
“Apple has already begun installing the safes in some stores ahead of the Apple Watch’s expected release April,” 9to5Mac adds.