Apple never likes to be outshined, and while they may not be at Mobile World Congress announcing any major products – the company and its CEO wanted to point out to their users that the Apple Watch would not be a launch that would be exclusive to the United States. Tim Cook reportedly touted in the company’s flagship store that the launch would be coming to more countries than many originally expected, and it would all be coming in April.
One country that is said to be amongst the first to receive the Apple Watch is, of course, Germany – who is expected to receive the watch sometime in the middle of the month. While it hasn’t been confirmed that any particular country would be receiving the Apple Watch beyond the United States in April officially, this is a serious step forward and it means that a number of countries would be in the proverbial running for receiving the Apple Watch in April.
Some of the countries included are the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, as well as Japan. Apple Watch will be retailing for $349 to start, and while it hasn’t been confirmed in any of these places officially – these would be the expected places that would receive the Apple Watch in the month of April – shortly after the ‘Spring Forward’ event which is slated to take place on March 9th. Interestingly, many expect presales to begin around this time, meaning that the Apple Watch itself could physically launch for customers in-store in the very early stages of April.
However, outside of the specifics of the event – really nothing is confirmed officially. While Apple could easily go with a global launch in April – it might be overly optimistic to think that the device will launch in too many places, given the demand that is surely to follow Apple on this one.