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Apple aims to launch the Apple Watch in more countries by late June

By Cookie Monster - on 28 Apr 2015, 11:47pm

Apple aims to launch the Apple Watch in more countries by late June


The Apple Watch could be available in more countries by late June if Apple is able to ramp up production of the wearable.

During the company's earnings call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company is anticipated to be in a position to bring the Apple Watch to more countries in late June. He did not mention which countries will be included in the second wave.

Availability of the Apple Watch is currently limited to 9 countries, and Apple was reported to be facing yield and supply issues before the official launch on April 24. Nonetheless, Cook states that he is "generally happy" with the current pace of production as new products generally take more time to ramp.

“We were able to deliver Apple Watch to more customers over the weekend than we initially expected. I’m generally happy with how we’re moving with the ramp. With any new product, you end up taking more time to ramp. By some time in late June we currently anticipate being in a position that we could begin to sell the Apple Watch in additional countries”

Research company Slice Intelligence estimated that 957,000 units of the Apple Watch were pre-ordered in the U.S. Not surprisingly, the most popular model is the Watch Sport and majority of the customers chose the 42mm option. If you want to find out more about the Apple Watch, check out our hands-on article

Source: 9to5Mac

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