Jawbone is going back to Apple Stores, with both the Jawbone UP2 and UP3 to go on sale as very early as next month. The information was validated by the firm’s elderly item manager Jason Donahue at a press event in Japan, as reported by Mac Otakara (through AppleInsider). He notified those present that the health and fitness tracker would be in stock in Japanese Apple Shops by “early July,” and that various other regions, specifically the United States, would certainly have them previously.
The first shipments to Apple Stores will specifically cover re-stocking the more affordable $$ 99.99 UP2 fitness band, followed by the higher-end $$ 179.99 UP3, although Donahue provided no specific retail timetable for the addition of the bands for any kind of area. The Jawbone UP Relocate was never removed from Apple Stores, due to the fact that the initial package does not included wrist-worn capacities and is designed a lot more as a clip-on device.
The return of Jawbone to Apple Stores is appealing in its timing, and adheres to Apple’s extraction of all its wearable technology rivals in early March, prior to the Apple Watch’s launch. That purge got rid of Jawbone, Nike Fuelband, and MIO products from not only retail places but the Apple online storefront too.
Although the day-to-day need for the Apple Watch has actually reduced since its initial pre-order period, multiple Apple workers and experts indicate the business’s brand-new wearable as a huge success out of the entrance. This confidence in the item and its energy progressing right into the year might have encouraged Apple to permit rivals back into their retail dispensaries.
Remarkably, back in April Jawbone announced the UP4 along with a collaboration with American Express to bring contactless payments to the fitness tracker for the first time. No word was provided by Donahue on the incorporation of such a direct competitor to the Apple Watch right into Apple retail locations, however it will certainly interest determine if Apple continues to enable even more business to go back to its shops with such similar items as its new wearable.