Second wave of Apple Watch pre-orders could start May 8th in Italy and 21 other countries


The Apple Watch officially launches in nine countries on Friday, April 24th. Pre-orders are currently being accepted in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. According to a report out of Italy, the next wave of pre-orders will begin May 8th when those living in Italy will be able to pre-order the smartwatch online or at an Apple Store. While consumers will be able to reserve a watch from the store, they won't be allowed to walk out of the place with the Apple Watch adorning their wrist.

There is some speculation that the the second wave of countries that will offer the Apple Watch will be the same as the second tier of countries that were able to order the Apple iPhone 6 last year. In addition to Italy, those countries are 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.

Speaking of the Apple Watch, today's Earth Day concert held at the Cupertino campus belonging to Apple included a performance from "Happy" singer Pharrell Williams. While on stage, "The Voice" judge was wearing the Apple Watch Edition that was given to him by Apple. The performance was photographed by Tim Cook who sent out a tweet thanking the singer for an "unforgettable Earth Day celebration!"

source: iSpazio, @tim_cook via AppleInsider (1), (2)

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10 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31274; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hater comments any minute, never fails.

3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1134; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nope. No hate man. Its your money, your choice.

2. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Considering Apple lost a ton of marketshare last quarter, Apple better sell lots of these watches. "SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean tech behemoth Samsung Electronics Co. outpaced its competitors in global smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2015, widening its market share lead over its closest rival Apple Inc., data showed Friday. In terms of sales volume, Samsung took up 27.8 percent of the global smartphone market in the January-March period, up from 24.7 percent three months earlier, according to the data by market tracker TrendForce. In contrast, Apple's market share came to 19.9 percent in the first quarter, down from 23.2 percent in the fourth quarter of last year." http://www.globalpost.com/article/6518786/2015/04/16/samsung-widens-lead-over-apple-smartphone-market The effects of the larger-screen iPhone are already nearing its end.

4. Sauce5 unregistered

I'm sorry but I can no longer read what you say without laughing xD

5. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

The thing is, I want Apple to get far lower sales. I hate how every soccer mom and preteen punk down the street have a mac and an iPhone now. Apple wasn't about commodity products. Apple was about being a delusional nutjob cultist who went to Sunday morning sermons worshiping a picture of Saint Jobs. Apple was about being an dorky douchebag thinking his $2000 facebook machine made him superior to everyone else. It's just not the same when everyone else has an Apple product. I don't feel special anymore, and I feel like Apple has cheated on all us true Apple fans.

6. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Samsung: Higher Quantity of Sales these days = Lower Profit than before. Apple: Whether Higher or Lower Quantity of Sales = Still the Highest Profit. Fail. Lmao xD

7. gaming64 unregistered

Why wont you stop being a douchebag. People have all the rights to get the product they want just like you. We never convince you to buy our smartwatch so stfu. You also have a messed up brain 'cause comparing a company to a religion is seriously messed up and offensive to me, a Christian.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm a Christian too... yes the "apple worship" jokes are offensive but not that much... just waited for someone else to say it first... Props, bro...

9. seven7dust unregistered

what exactly are true Apple fans ,there's no such thing , Apple started with one concept in mind , making computers simple to use and fun with unmatched intergration betwenn hardware software and services. was the iPod a 2000$ machine , no , it was the most mainstream gadget , people could afford even 2 of them. thoose 2000$ machines were meant for adobe pro users , who worked in publishing ,photography and video editing fields. Apparently a bunch of idiot haters made up their own definition without looking at history or what products Apple makes

8. gaming64 unregistered

Apple. As always wows the competition with sales.

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