Apple Watch will be available in seven more countries on June 26, making for 16 countries where you can get—with a little wait—Apple's brand new smartwatch. You'll be able to start buying Apple Watch in stores on the 26th, too.
Apple Watch coming to seven more countries June 26
Apple Watch will go on sale in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan on the 26th through the company's online and retail stores along with select authorized resellers. 10 Corso Como in Milan, BOONTHESHOP Cheongdam in Seoul, and Malmaison by The Hour Glass in Singapore will have what Apple is calling "a curated selection" of Apple Watch models.
Inventory constraints are easing with wait times for online orders getting shorter. Apple senior vice president of Operations Jeff Williams said,
We’re also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience. All orders placed through May, with the sole exception of Apple Watch 42 mm 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.
Apple sold through its pre-order inventory within minutes on April 10 leaving most early adopters waiting weeks after the April 24 release date to get theirs. With May orders down to a two week wait and watches close to showing up in stores, it looks like Apple is getting its smartwatch inventory under control.