Apple announced this week that it’s new Apple Watch is set to hit stores later this month, on June 26th.
The smartwatch was previously available only through Apple’s web store, after hitting select boutiques in extremely limited quantities at launch.
The date will also mark the start of availability in additional countries, including Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan that same day.
“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 vice president 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.”
While the 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet won’t be available, Apple consumers should have other available options.
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