Apple Watch released in 9 countries, still pretty hard to get one

Apple Watch released in 9 countries, still pretty hard to get one
The Apple Watch has arrived! Those who placed their pre-orders as soon as April 10 - and that could be as many as 2 million among you - are receiving their units in different parts of the world. You can also buy the wearable right inside six high profile fashion stores around the world, that is. And those are:

Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London Maxfield in Los Angeles
Colette in Paris
The Corner in Berlin
10 Corso Como in Milan

In Apple Stores across 9 countries in the world - Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US - eager customers and curious fans can still get to try on the wearable and place an online pre-order if they would like to buy it. You can't walk in watch-less and walk out with an Apple Watch, however. Outside these countries, your best bet is to ask around the nearest Apple shop for availability, or wait until the Watch hits your local online store to place a pre-order. And then there's always eBay, of course, but be prepared to pay more than double the price for a unit.

If you missed the initial pre-order wave, you can wait until May 8th for a second chance to place one. Customers in Italy will be able to pre-order the wearable from the online Apple store. It is speculated that availability will be expanded to 21 more countries, which could be Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

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23 Comments

1. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

why is this garbage watch wanted by so many people. This is very pathetic !!!

2. gaming64 unregistered

Because its beautiful, beautiful garbage. Open your eyes and you'll see.

5. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I have oppened my eyes.... and i see ignorant people. Anyways in my opinion is waiste of money. I dont know where you see the beauty in it. But whatever

11. Iodine

Posts: 1493; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

You don't see ignorant people, those are just people with a different oppinion. And it's really ignorant from your side to call them ignorant just because they like Apple.

15. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

It's also the ignorant side of Apple fanboys to see iPhone is better than others smartphones while it's far from authenticity.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your comment reeks of ignorance.

23. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Not interested...

22. CuppaJoWo

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

The apple watch embodies the word ugly. Apple somehow managed to make it look like a cheap casio watch that drops out from those 25cent toy machines. It gets even worse. The UI looks like a petri dish of bacteria colonies. And THIS was supposed to be a fashion statement?

10. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

It's beautiful for your own subjectivity, not a general perspective. Don't talk like you're the whole consumers.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

People who buy Apple products are enthusiasts, they see the logo and they get hyped. I happen to be the same way about Google products and services. The only difference is I can't justify spending $500 -$17,000 on a watch that doesn't do anything more than what my phone already does. I make purchases based off of practicality, and fashion accessories don't really rank anywhere near to top of my priority list.

6. gaming64 unregistered

Is it bad to be enthusiastic. You get enthusiastic with your own phone right? We all know that the Apple Watch makes is more expensive than other smart watches but at least we're happy for our purchase. Some people here should know that.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

At no point did I ever make any derogatory remark towards Apple enthusiasts. I even labeled myself as an enthusiast. Being an enthusiast is not bad, it simply says that you have a strong interest or passion for something and I think that's a good quality. I simply said that I could not find value in the Apple watch. I also do not have any Android wear devices or Google Glass for the exact same reason. The cost and value of those products do not line up for me.

9. gaming64 unregistered

Like I said, we know the Apple Watch is expensive but at least some people are happy buying it. Lets just end this, ok? Everyone can love what they want. Truce?

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

umm... at no point did I ever say that you couldn't love the watch. I'm not bashing anything here. I'm not being insulting a single brand, I tried to make that perfectly clear when typing "I also do not have any Android wear devices or Google Glass for the exact same reason". If you get one then I hope you rock it proudly, If one of my friends buy one you can be damned sure I'll want to tinker with it. But as it stands, smart watches (from any manufacturer) are not for me, at least not yet.

8. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

May i say you're one of those represent the supporters of pro-profit rather than pro-consumer company? You guys just follow your own path of enthusiasm, and choose the bad choice among others better ones.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You are not qualified to determine whether someone elses phone choice is good or bad because it is entirely subjective. I can choose the Motorola Droid Maxx as my preferred phone because I want a phone with a long lasting battery, where someone else can say it's a bad choice because they value image quality of the rear facing camera and Motorola cameras typically don't stack up compared to the competition. Do you think that my choice is a bad one even if I didn't give a damn about camera quality?

14. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

It's a different situation here. Tell me if I'm wrong, but almost Apple fans who throw their money to get their products rarely care about those stuffs. I simply say they aren't anything knowledgeable about spec or features of the devices. All they can do for their purchase is up on the crowd. Example, they were in line to buy an iPhone 6 priced at 800$ with 2012 spec sheet, but they didn't realize that there are plenty of better phones at such a price tag. Weren't they making a bad choice at this point?

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

They made a good choice by buying their first smartphone with a 4.7 or 5.5 inch display that ALSO included an operating system that they were familiar/comfortable with. When it comes down to it, the only reason someone can say that they made a bad choice is when they regret it afterwards. iPhone 6 outperforms most Androids at the moment even with its dated hardware, that being said, iOS is very limited in its functionality when compared to Android, and while Android is not as efficient because it's not designed specifically for a single device, it also gives its users a massive variety of devices to pick and choose from each with their own strengths and weaknesses, and the OS will still perform exceptionally smooth regardless of what others might say on this site. Just out of curiosity... what phone do you currently own?

17. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

"They made a good choice by buying their first smartphone with a 4.7 or 5.5 inch display..." I agree, that's their good choice, but within "Apple ecosystem", not mobile ecosystem. you don't need to bring those things up, just count on what iOS can do but Android can't do to have a fair comparison. I own a Note 2.

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

But Android can't be an iPhone. If that's their main priority there's nothing Google's OS can offer them if that's all they're interested in. You just can't seem to grasp that concept.

4. Nathillien unregistered

Still pretty hard? That's not what The Verge reports - quite the opposite. Only handful of people checking that watch out.

19. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

get me one now in an hour, i'll pay double to you ! lol

21. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Double price on ebay? Should of bought this overpriced beta product and made some profit on stupid people who want to pay double just to have theirs first lol.

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