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Apple is expected to provide additional details about watchOS 2 at its September 9th media event in San Francisco. Alongside that announcement, a trio of rumors hint towards Apple expanding Apple Watch sales to Austria, Denmark, India and possibly other countries later this month.

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Austrian website MacMania claims that the Apple Watch will be available in Austria starting September 15, citing information it received over Facebook Messenger from a reputable source working for an undisclosed large electronics chain in the country. Apple does not have an official retail presence in Austria.

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MacMania reports the Apple Watch will launch in Austria on September 15

Danske Bank, the largest bank in Denmark, also recently issued a press release stating that its MobilePay service will support the Apple Watch when the device launches in Denmark next month (via Rec.dk), but the bank has since backtracked and now cites "rumors" about a September launch.

Danske Bank has a large presence throughout the Nordic region of Europe, with locations in Denmark, Finland and Norway, three countries where the Apple Watch is slated to launch before the end of the year per Apple's website. The bank also operates in Sweden, where the Apple Watch launched in July.

Indian website iGyaan claims that the Apple Watch will launch in India in September, starting at Rs. 24,999 for the entry-level Apple Watch Sport. "However we have some good news for those waiting to get their hands on the device," the report said in late August. "It arrives in the country next month."

The full list of countries where the Apple Watch will be "available in 2015" includes Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, India, Malaysia, Norway, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Apple also has an Apple Watch preview website live in Latin America, but no launch date is provided.

Apple has launched the Apple Watch in 22 countries to date in four waves:

April 24: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, U.K. and U.S.
June 26: Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan
July 17: The Netherlands, Sweden, Thailand
July 31: New Zealand, Russia, Turkey

It should be noted that all four dates listed above were Fridays, so there is a possibility that Denmark's rumored Apple Watch launch date of Tuesday, September 15 is inaccurate. But with "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" pre-orders expected on Friday, September 11, ahead of a Friday, September 18 launch, and watchOS 2 expected midweek, Apple could go for an unusual date.

Article Link: Apple Watch Could Launch in Austria, Denmark and India This Month
 
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BMcCoy

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Maybe it's just me, but a launch without any products available to be sold is not a launch. April 24 was a mess not a launch. Everything seems to be good now, but can we please not call April 24 a launch? Thank you.

I disagree..
"launch" can be used to refer to the unveiling of information about a product, usually in the context of a subset market.
whereas "release" would refer to product availability.
 

ozziegn

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5 months later and other countries are still in the dark with the Apple Watch? Good Lord, and here I hought the U.S was always second in line for all the good stuff.
 

gsmornot

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More launches, over time, should help the question of "how long will this model I have now last before its replaced by the next version".
 

KingOfTas

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Shouldn't they just release the watch once everywhere. By now they could've had an Apple Watch 2 or something.
My thoughts exactly. It's quite astonishing that no one here talked about the watch after the invite was sent.

I feel the 7,000 seats next week were booked because they will step up their watch game. They have to. I'm not saying it sucks now, but obvious first gen Apple products t needs successor to stay ahead of the rest.

Apple tv will be the apple pay of this event.

I think the iphone will play an increasingly lesser role at their September events, simply because watch sales automatically will drive phone sales.

If they do it right.
 
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timmknopf

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Duolingo says I'm 7% proficient in German so far so I'm going to give this a try as the first time I'm seeing German outside the app:

Very good! Welcome from the Apple Watch!

Exactly it's: "Welcome on the Apple Watch" but maybe that sounds a bit strange in english :p
 

Phogro

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My thoughts exactly. It's quite astonishing that no one here talked about the watch after the invite was sent.

I feel the 7,000 seats next week were booked because they will step up their watch game. They have to. I'm not saying it sucks now, but obvious first gen Apple products t needs successor to stay ahead of the rest.

Apple tv will be the apple pay of this event.

I think the iphone will play an increasingly lesser role at their September events, simply because watch sales automatically will drive phone sales.

If they do it right.

I am thinking Apple is hoping that Watch OS 2 is enough of an upgrade to Apple Watch to get them another year with this hardware version. To be honest - if they announce anything 'new' now they'd hurt holiday sales and anger early adopters.

My guess we see Apple Watch 2 no sooner than April/May 2016. I'd also imagine we see very similar product cycle from Apple on the watch - that is design changes every odd year - so expect a similar looking Apple watch until 2017!
 

lars666

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Exactly it's: "Welcome on the Apple Watch" but maybe that sounds a bit strange in english :p

To be fair, "Willkommen AUF der Apple Watch" sounds even a bit strange for a German native speaker – the context of "auf" seems unclear to me here. Otherwise, the translation by "ArtOfWarfare" was perfect.
 
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I disagree..
"launch" can be used to refer to the unveiling of information about a product, usually in the context of a subset market.
whereas "release" would refer to product availability.
Maybe our dictionaries are not the same, but what you describe as "unveiling information" is what consider an announcement. Anyway, first it was a release then a launch then on-line only, etc. Products actually sitting on someone's wrist for me that pre-order on day one was the same as what they refer to as the second wave. So we can argue over vernaculars but the fact that they were not able to sell in stores on day one as originally stated cannot be considered a success in anyone's book unless the book is a fiction. I stand by the use of the word mess. At the time I actually called it a hot mess, so I have mellowed a bit since then.
 

manu chao

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Maybe it's just me, but a launch without any products available to be sold is not a launch. April 24 was a mess not a launch. Everything seems to be good now, but can we please not call April 24 a launch? Thank you.
What else would you call the day of first-models-reaching-customers'-hands?
 

agsystems

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More launches, over time, should help the question of "how long will this model I have now last before its replaced by the next version".
You will be fine with this model for 2-3 years easily. If we get a new model next year, it will released in the holiday season like everything else - which means IOS9, 10, and 11 will be supported.

So far this is being a very timid release - Tim doesn't want to commit to a lot of inventory and be stuck with it.
 
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