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Apple Watch: Soon available for sale in stores

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Apple Watch

SAN FRANCISCO — You’ll soon be able to buy an Apple Watch like most other watches — in a store.

Two months after Apple began taking online orders for its newest product, the company says that it will begin selling some models in its retail stores in two weeks. Apple also says it’s cutting through a backlog of online orders, with most watches ordered by end of May shipping within two weeks.

Just how many watches Apple has sold is up for debate. Apple hasn’t released sales figures, prompting some industry analysts to speculate demand has been lower than expected. Apple has said supplies were limited, amid reports of manufacturing problems in Asia.

Apple said Thursday “the response to Apple Watch has surpassed our expectations in every way,” but offered no details.