Apple has expanded the list of countries that sell the “smart” watches Apple Watch. From today to purchase the wearable computer available to residents of India. The cost of the most affordable model of Apple Watch Sport in the country is 30 900 rupees (about 29 800 rubles). “Smart” watches appeared on the Indian market a month after the start of sales of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Apple has launched a smart watch in April in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan. From 26 June 2015 Apple Watch become available in 7 more countries — Spain, Italy, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, South Korea and Taiwan. On July 17, Apple started sales in the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand. On July 31, the Apple Watch made it to Russia, New Zealand and Turkey. On 9 October, the novelty will appear in Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, and Poland on 16 October in Brazil and Colombia.
Despite the fact that for many manufacturers the Indian market is one of the most important, Apple has paid to this region is not too much attention. The reason is simple — the income of most inhabitants of India is quite modest. The picture becomes clearer if we cite statistics. Over the past year in India has sold about 1.7 million iPhones.
Despite this, it is known that the Cupertino giant decided to open in the country their stores. According to Times of India, the company’s representatives have already met with the country’s leadership to discuss the details. Previously, the company could open stores in India because of certain rules relating to foreign companies.
According to analyst estimates, Apple currently leads the market of the Apple Watch with a share of 74%. The company itself does not disclose shipments of wearable devices, but analysts believe that in the past quarter they were shipped at least 4.5 million units.