5 June 2015

Apple announces Apple Watch availability for more countries on June 26

Source: Apple.

Apple has announced that the Apple Watch* will be available in additional countries including Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan beginning June 26 from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. 

BOONTHESHOP Cheongdam in Seoul and Malmaison by The Hour Glass in Singapore will have a curated selection of Apple Watch available at launch. In Asia Pacific, Apple Watch is already available in Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, and Japan.

“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,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s Senior VP of Operations. “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.”

Apple Watch is a timepiece, a communication device as well as a health and fitness companion. Its innovations include the Digital Crown, a new way to navigate without obstructing the display, and Retina display with Force Touch, which can sense the difference between a tap and a press.

Apps for the Apple Watch allow wearers to keep track of a Singapore Airlines flight, stay in touch in South Korea with KakaoTalk, and find the nearest YouBike station in Taiwan. The Apple Watch app that comes with iOS 8.2 or later on iPhone lets wearers browse, buy and download apps from the App Store for the Apple Watch.
Apple Watch is available in three collections, Apple Watch Sport, priced at US$349 and US$399; Apple Watch, available from US$549 to US$1,099; and Apple Watch Edition, crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys, with prices starting at US$10,000.

*Apple Watch requires iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 or later.