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Apple Watch Coming to Best Buy Next Week

First retailer outside of Apple's own stores to sell the watch.

The Apple Watch will be available at Best Buy, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, starting Aug. 7.

The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models will be sold at more than 300 Best Buy stores, a spokeswoman for Apple said. “Customers love Apple Watch, and we are thrilled to begin offering it at Best Buy,” she said in an email.

Best Buy is the first retailer to sell the watch outside of the Apple retail store.

“The Apple Watch is an important addition to an emerging product category, and we know our customers want it,” Jason Bonfig, senior category officer, said on the Best Buy website.

The company said the product will also be available on its online store, BestBuy.com.

Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told Reuters earlier this month that sales of the Apple Watch had beaten the company’s expectations. He said in the nine weeks since its launch in late April, the device had sold better than either iPhones or iPads over a similar period after their launch.

(Reporting by Rama Venkat Raman in Bengaluru; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi)

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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