Apple Watch Coming To 7 New Countries, And The Apple Store
Apple announced that citizens of Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland and Taiwan will be able to order the watch from the Apple Online Store starting on June 26.
The Apple Watch has only been available thus far in nine countries: the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong and the UK.
Early Positive Returns
Apple senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams praised the Apple Watch’s early success in the market.
“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,” Williams said.
He also added an apology to Apple customers who have been waiting for orders to be filled and assured them that Apple is working through its order backlog. Most orders placed through the end of May will ship within two weeks.
Coming To A Store Near You?
Up to this point, Apple Watches have only been available for purchase via the Apple Online Store, but the company also announced that in two week’s time they will become available in Apple retail stores for the first time. Apple specifically mentioned that they will only be selling “some models” of the watch in stores for now.
Market Not Impressed
Despite the generally positive reception for the Apple Watch, Apple’s stock has lagged the market since the watch launched on April 24.
Since that date, shares of Apple are down about 0.6 percent, while the S&P 500 is down about 0.2 percent.
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