Apple Watch to launch in New Zealand on July 31Following an imminent mid-month expansion to sales, the next destination for the Apple Watch will be New Zealand, which is getting the device on July 31, according to an updated product page in the Apple Store iOS app.
For New Zealanders browsing the app, the page indicates that the Watch will become available after 7:01 a.m. local time on the 31st. Because there are no physical Apple Stores in the country, the only way of ordering the device from Apple will be online.
On July 17 the Watch is rolling out to a trio of new countries, namely Sweden, Thailand, and the Netherlands. In late June the wearable came to Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
The product initially launched on April 24, but to just a group of major markets including Canada, China, Germany, the U.S., and the United Kingdom. Until late June it could only be purchased online, or at one of a handful of third-party luxury outlets.
Expansions should continue throughout 2015. By the fall Apple will have also released watchOS 2, adding features like native apps, a Nightstand mode, and third-party complications.
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