The Apple Watch went up for pre-order on April 10 in select countries, with deliveries beginning on April 24. Initial orders were only available online, though, with in-store purchases not an option.
Now, almost one month later, the Watch is still only available in the initial nine launch countries, with no final word on when the proverbial floodgates will be opened so other countries can gain access to Apple’s wearable. Indeed, it was believed that the second wave of countries would go live sometime in May, but that does not seem to be the case any longer.
According to sources familiar with the matter, Apple plans on releasing the Watch in the second wave of countries beginning in June. While a finalized date was not provided, it would seem likely that June could be the launch period for the second wave of countries, considering the wearable is scheduled to go on sale in Apple’s physical retail stores in the same month.
The launch of the Apple Watch was unconventional for Apple, with sales exclusively made online right from the start, but considering the amount of variants for the wearable available right from the start, providing enough stock to stores across the world, or even in just nine locations, probably proved to be too daunting. As Apple Watch stock balances out, a wider launch, both in-store and online, appears to be around the corner.
If you haven’t picked up an Apple Watch yet, do you still plan to?