Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) on Thursday announced that the much awaited Apple Watch will soon be in-stock at stores after two more weeks. Now people can finally get their hands on the Apple Watch, or vice versa, after waiting eagerly for two months since its debut. To add to the news, Apple Watch will also be available in 7 more countries, including Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan, after a wait of three more weeks on June 26.
“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. He further added “We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders.”
The Watch was already available online since April and users trying the wearable before buying had to take appointments at Apple Stores and then order it online, which would be later delivered to their homes.
For the customers who placed the order of the Watch through May, Apple has a good news for them. Apple promises them the deliveries at their doorstep within two weeks, Williams said in a statement. The Watch requires an iPhone 5 or later to function and receive notifications, and its entry variant, Apple Watch Sport, starts at $349.
For people who wouldn’t like to spend $349 or even $17000 for a Watch, though it may be 18-karat gold edition, Apple might have added a few more things on the list. With Worldwide Developers Conference around the corner, we might not see a new iPhone or an iPad, but there will surely be improvements and added features for the existing devices.
The Cupertino giant is hosting its annual developer conference from June 8 to 12 in San Francisco. As many as 5000 developers at the Moscone center, and million worldwide are expected to join Apple while it reveals the next generation iOS and Mac OS X. WWDC will offer over 100 technical sessions for information about the existing software and technologies that are keeping Apple devices running.
Apple usually unveils new iOS, Mac OS X and new features under its WWDC keynote. This time though, we can expect to see the new iOS 9 for iPhones and iPads, and also OS X 10.11 for Macs. Although Apple was planning to unveil its Apple TV streaming service, but it is delayed due to their decision of adding local TV stations as a part of the service.