Apple Watch will soon be available in retail stores in June 26th, Apple announced on Thursday, and it’s the same day that availability will also expand to 7 more countries – Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on a Thai release date (though the Apple website does say it’s coming this year), however look out for an Apple Watch review shortly on Thai Tech, as the team have already received their Apple Watch.
Apple Watch launches in retail stores, launches in 7 more countries
Besides the Apple retail stores and authorised resellers, the company will also expand the network of boutique stores that stock the watch. There will be new outlets such as 10 Corso Como in Milan, BOONTHESHOP Cheongdam in Seoul, and Malmaison by the Hour Glass in Singapore, which will all carry a ‘curated selection’ of Apple Watch models.
“The response to Apple Watch has surpassed our expectations in every way, and we are thrilled to bring it to more customers around the world”, Apple operations chief Jeff Williams said recently.
“We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience. All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet, will ship to customers within two weeks. At that time, we’ll also begin selling some models in our Apple Retail Stores”.
Currently, the Apple Watch is available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the USA. However all the sales so far have been exclusively online, except for a small number of high end department stores and boutiques.
Initially, the Apple Watch got off to a slow start in terms of fulfilling orders, with some people waiting up to 8 weeks, but it seems that Apple has now begun to catch up with demand, with some models now shipping in just 5 days. The company has not yet revealed sales for the Apple Watch, but some insights may be revealed in next week’s WWDC developer event that Apple is holding in California on Monday.
SOURCE: Apple Insider.