A few days after the Apple Watch first became available for customers who want to purchase it in-store (but with a reservation, of course), Apple's first ever wearable device lands in seven more countries.
As of this writing, the Apple smartwatch is now also available in nations such as Mexico, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Also, prospective buyers based in countries Netherlands, Sweden, and Thailand can expect the device to land in their shores beginning July 17th of this year.
The deployment of Apple Watch units in physical retail stores have been rather slow. Initial sales numbers are mainly attributed to orders made by customers through online means. The Apple Watch has encountered supply problems in the last few months, and many are thinking that when the device does indeed land on retail store shelves, they may not be enough to go around for all those who want to buy it. But Apple has been steadily catching up to demand, and as this latest news suggests, is making a clear effort to reach countries that are eagerly waiting to join in on the Apple Watch experience.
Still, there are areas in which the Apple Watch has not seem to be attracting much buyer interest, well at least not as much as past launches of previous Apple products. Take Singapore, for instance. Despite reports of queues that started the night before outside reseller stores (Singapore does not yet have an Apple Store), the line of people appeared to have vanished by afternoon of the next day.
This is interesting because past Apple product launches in Singapore usually draw bigger crowds and longer queues than this. Does it have to do with the fact that Apple did not include Singapore as one of the first countries to have the Apple Watch? What makes it even more remarkable is that Singapore usually serves as a hub for Apple's fans that are based in or around the Southeast Asian region.
Still, it is quite possible that Singapore is just a curious anomaly. So far, Apple has yet to reveal official information regarding how many units exactly of the Apple Watch it has sold to date. That has not stopped various industry watchers from trying to quantify initial sales numbers anyway. As a matter of fact, not two weeks ago, research firm Slice Intelligence published a report stating that the Apple Watch has already sold 2.79 million units. Whether this figure is true or not, one thing is for sure though -- Apple Watch's sales will continue to rise as the device is introduced to even more markets in the coming weeks or months.
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