Apple watches available on June 26

Smart watches ordered online by end of May to be shipped within two weeks

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

IPhone maker Apple said on Tuesday that it will start to sell some of its smartwatch models at retail stores this month.

The smartwatch has been on display in US and eight other countries since April 10. Customers could try on and examine the watches but they couldn’t buy one and wear it because of limited supplies, according to the company.

Apple also said online orders, except of one model, made by end of May would be shipped within two weeks.

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

“We're also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders.”

However, the company didn’t give details about how many watches have been sold. Some industry analysts have speculated that the demand was lower than expected.

The Apple Watch will roll out in Italy, Mexico, Spain, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland and Taiwan on June 26, according to the company’s announcement.

The gadget is already available in the US, Australia, UK, France, China, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan.

TRTWorld and agencies