Apple Watch to hit another seven countries on June 26

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Wearable will go on sale in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan, boosting the number of countries selling it to 16

The Apple Watch will be available in an additional seven countries from June 26, boosting the number that will be selling the device to 16..

It will go on sale in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorised Resellers.

In addition, 10 Corso Como in Milan, BOONTHESHOP Cheongdam in Seoul and Malmaison by The Hour Glass in Singapore will have a curated selection of Apple Watch available at launch.

It is available in three collections: Apple Watch Sport, priced at £299 and £339; Apple Watch, available from £479 to £949; and Apple Watch Edition, which is crafted from 18-carat gold alloys, with prices starting at £8,000.

Apple senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams said: “The response to Apple Watch has surpassed our expectations in every way.

“We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders. All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet, will ship to customers within two weeks. At that time, we’ll also begin selling some models in our Apple Retail Stores.”

The Apple Store on Regent Street in London on launch day
The Apple Store on Regent Street in London on launch day

The Apple Watch was released on April 24 and was made available in nine countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and US.

It was initially revealed unveiled last September before being officially launched at the manufacturer’s Spring Forward event in San Francisco on March 9.

According to analyst CCS Insight, 20 million Apple Watches will be sold this year – making up more than a quarter of all 75 million smartwatches it forecasted will be sold in 2015.

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