Here’s good news for Apple users waiting to buy the Apple Pencil but couldn’t due to limited supplies. Apple has decided to make the product available through a third party retailer to boost the product’s sales. The partner is none other than Best Buy. Yes, you will be able to buy Apple Pencil from Best Buy stores.
But the Apple Pencil is still not available online. When you visit Best Buy’s online store, you are given an option to “Check Stores.” When you hit a button, you are directed to another page where you are asked to enter your city’s zip code and check for availability.
It’s holiday season, and Best Buy must be getting a lot of web traffic due to its deals. Apple has once again played it right and targeted the right company at the right time. Considering web traffic, Apple has listed the Pencil on Best Buy’s website even though it is not available online. This might increase awareness among potential buyers. Another reason for Apple to ask for a third party retailer’s help can be due to limited supply at its own stores. As iPad Pro is up for sales, the company cannot keep this problem of stocks going for so long.
Best Buy was also the first store to sell the Apple Watch. It looks like the partnership between the two companies is strong and beneficial. Now, we hope that the Apple Pencil comes to all Best Buy stores and also to its online store.