Apple Watch units begin shipping with exception of one model, could hit Apple Store retail locations within two weeks
Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2015, 08:30
Category: Apple Watch, News, retail, Wearables
Apple has essentially vowed to get all its Apple Watch back orders out the door and shipping within two weeks, albeit buyers of the Apple Watch 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet will have to wait a bit longer.
A recently released statement offered the following:
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.
The statement suggests that Apple retail locations will begin carrying the Apple Watch around June 18th.
Apple has also announced that the Watch will go on sale in seven more countries around June 26th, in both online and retail stores, as well as selected resellers. The Apple Watch will be available in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan from Apple’s online store, retail stores and selected resellers.
A ‘curated selection’ of models will also be available at 10 Corso Como in Milan, Boontheshop Cheongdam in Seoul and Malmaison by The Hour Glass in Singapore, said Apple.
Apple’s senior VP of operations Jeff Williams offered the following statement regarding the backlog of orders:
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. We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience.
This will bring the total number of countries where the Apple Watch is available for sale to 16, following its online-only launch in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US. Apple is currently preparing for the retail launch of the Watch, and has said that native apps – that run directly on the Watch rather than via an iPhone – will be possible from the fall.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.