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Sprint will begin selling the Apple Watch this Friday, Sept. 25 — the same day as the launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the carrier has confirmed.
The news was announced via Sprint's iPhone product pages. The company didn't share prices or any other details specific to its rollout.
If the carrier follows in the path of other third-party vendors, it will maintain roughly the same prices as Apple and carry a more limited assortment of models and bands. Typically only Apple and a handful of luxury boutiques offer Edition models for instance, as these are complex to produce and cost anywhere between $10,000 and $17,000.
T-Mobile USA is also expected to start selling the Watch on the 25th. The carrier was the first to announce plans for Watch sales, although it has yet to set a definite date.
Apple is in the middle of rapidly expanding the retail availability of the Watch, launching it in more countries like Austria, Belgium, Denmark, and Ireland, and adding distribution channels in countries where the device is already available.
The situation is a far cry from earlier in the year. It took Apple two months to expand Watch sales beyond its website and high-profile boutiques, and then only to its own stores. The first major third-party vendor, Best Buy, came onboard in August.