Apple is expanding Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular availability to more countries today. The LTE variant of the wearable was available in a selected few markets when it first launched, though Apple has been slowly expanding its availability to more markets. Now, the company is bringing the wearable to the UAE, Mexico, South Korea, and Brazil.
In the UAE, the Apple Watch Series 3 will Cellular will launch on June 15, with pre-orders starting on June 8. It will work with Etisalat network with a starting price of D1,364. The wearable will also be making its debut in Mexico next week under AT&T and Telcel network with prices starting from 8,999 pesos for the 38mm variant and 9,699 pesos for the 42mm variant. In South Korea, the wearable will launch under Uplus network
In Brazil, the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE will launch with Claro network compatibility. Its prices in the region will start from BRL 3199 for the 38mm model and BRL 3449 for the 42mm model.
In all the regions and across all compatible carriers, the Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular connectivity goes on pre-order on June 8, with in-store availability starting from June 15.
The Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular connectivity relies on an eSIM technology to talk to network operators. This is why network providers first have to update their backend to support the technology before Apple could launch the wearable in their region. This has led to the cellular variant of the Apple Watch Series 3 seeing a limited launch compared to its regular variant. It is also important to note that the Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular will only connect to a cellular network in the country where it is purchased and not in any other region.[Gulf News, El Universal]