In late may, Apple CEO Tim cook during a visit to the headquarters of the company in China has promised that in the next two weeks Apple Watch will appear in Apple retail stores. Apparently, the company failed to make it on time, “smart” watches have become available in Apple retail stores from today, i.e. on June 17.
The first stores that started selling the Apple Watch, steel Australian Apple Store, where 17 days earlier. North American and European retail outlets, companies should also start open sale hours during the day. Currently network of retail stores Apple has about 450 shops around the world. The company’s stores, in particular, work in Canada, UK, France, Germany, China, Japan, Brazil, Turkey and other countries. The availability of smart watches, however, depends on the model.
Since the release of the Apple Watch you can purchase the device was by reservation only, as the company could not meet the demand for watches. For the same reason, the list of countries where you can buy the Apple Watch is limited, although since the start of sales it’s been three months.
According to some analysts, the “smart” watches Apple will contribute to an explosive surge in demand for this kind of electronics. According to forecasts, in 2020, worldwide shipments of computerized wristwatch will reach 101 million units to 3.6 million devices released in 2014.