Sales of the smart watch Apple Watch will launch in Russia on 31 July at 07:01 Moscow time. This was reported on the website of the manufacturer. The company announced the official price of the Apple Watch in Russia.
The cost of the available modifications Apple Watch Sport with a 38-millimeter case will comprise of 23 990 rubles. At the current exchange rate is approximately $423, which is 21% higher than their cost in the United States. Price 42mm modification will be from 27 990 rubles (24% more expensive than in USA).
Instance series Apple Watch in stainless steel will cost from 37 to 78 990 990 rubles depending on the color and type of case and strap (22% -27% more expensive than in USA). Gold-plated Apple Watch Edition will be available at the end of the year at a price of 660 000 1 120 000 roubles (the price of 12%-16% higher than North American).
New Apple Shop, which will sell the Apple Watch, will open on the first floor of Central Department store at 10 am on July 31, but order watches through the online store Apple Online Store will be from seven in the morning. Also on July 31, the smart watch will appear in some stores of Apple’s partners: iPort, Re:Store, C-store and other.
Apple does not disclose sales of the Apple Watch. Analyst at KGI Ming-Chi Kuo estimates their 3.9 million units worldwide in three months. According to his estimates, the total for the year 2015 may be sold 15 million Apple Watch. In may 2015 expert Morgan Stanley Katy Huberty estimated potential future sales of the Apple Watch in 36 million for the first year of sales.
In Russia Apple Watch unofficially sold in many online stores practically since the release of new items, including the Apple Watch Edition. The cost of “gray” models may be less formal, however in Russia they are not covered by the warranty and Apple support.