Apple Watch Launches in Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg and Poland on October 9

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Apple has updated its regional websites for Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg and Poland to announce the Apple Watch will be available on October 9.


Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg and Poland will be part of the sixth Apple Watch launch wave:

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 and Thailand
July 31: New Zealand, Russia and Turkey
September 25: Austria, Denmark and Ireland
October 9: Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg and Poland

Apple Watch sales have also expanded to dozens of Apple Premium Resellers this month.

Article Link: Apple Watch Launches in Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg and Poland on October 9
 

fzfpff

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I wanted one when it launched and now, when it is about to be available in my country, I'm not sure if I still want it. More excited about the brand new Apple TV which is on my desk right now :)
 

ooans

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Does this mean that Siri will also be available in these new languages?

Not much use using Apple Watch without Siri.

Right now Siri doesn't work in Finnish, which is my native language.
 

hamis92

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Does this mean that Siri will also be available in these new languages?

Not much use using Apple Watch without Siri.

Right now Siri doesn't work in Finnish, which is my native language.
I doubt it will, at least not from the start. One would've thought they would've added the additional Siri languages with iOS 9 and watchOS 2. My understanding is they did add Finnish as the UI language in watchOS 2, though.
 

timi22

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1st country with Apple Watch and no Polish Siri :D like a joke...



Apple has updated its regional websites for Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland to announce the Apple Watch will be available on October 9.


Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland will be part of the sixth Apple Watch launch wave:

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
September 25: Austria, Denmark, Ireland
October 9: Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland

Apple Watch sales have also expanded to dozens of Apple Premium Resellers this month.

Article Link: Apple Watch Launches in Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland on October 9
 
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Thunderhawks

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1st country with Apple Watch and no Polish Siri :D like a joke

...Does it come with a free toaster in Poland?

Your are not missing anything. Whatever I tell Siri in English doesn't work, might as well be Polish.
 
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Pupi

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Finland here.

All I can say... finally!

1st country with Apple Watch and no Polish Siri :D like a joke...
What do you mean 1st country?

It’s tied for the 26th country to receive the Apple Watch...
 
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majkom

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well, still no watch here in my country:) and no siri supported for my language... and no localised services/content for siri in my country.. really awesome paying European premium for worse services:)
 

neutri

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Does this mean that Siri will also be available in these new languages?

Not much use using Apple Watch without Siri.

Right now Siri doesn't work in Finnish, which is my native language.
Didn't they teach you English in school?
 

Merode

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Didn't they teach you English in school?
They did but it's more convenient to use Siri in your native language. Besides, many native english speakers have issues with Siri because she often misinterprets words.

I feel it's also important to mention that you look ridiculous talking to watch in foreign language in the crowd or on the bus. The feeling is much, much worse if aforementioned device has issues understanding you due to your accent.
 

fishbone91

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Apple has updated its regional websites for Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland to announce the Apple Watch will be available on October 9.


Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland will be part of the sixth Apple Watch launch wave:

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 and Thailand
July 31: New Zealand, Russia and Turkey
September 25: Austria, Denmark and Ireland
October 9: Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland

Apple Watch sales have also expanded to dozens of Apple Premium Resellers this month.

Article Link: Apple Watch Launches in Belgium, Finland, Norway and Poland on October 9
Don't forget to mention Luxembourg ;)
 
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birnando

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Does this mean that Siri will also be available in these new languages?

Not much use using Apple Watch without Siri.

Right now Siri doesn't work in Finnish, which is my native language.
Not sure about Finnish, but she does work in Norwegian and have done so since the beta stages of awos2 beta 1 and ios9 beta1
 

birnando

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Didn't they teach you English in school?
They did, so now we are all bi-lingual, in fact they also gave us a third one.
Just to rub it in...
Still, to the majority of Apple's customers english is not their first language.
Given that, it does make sense, to some of us at least, to actually broaden Siri's language skills.
Wouldn't you agree?
 

wbrat

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Didn't they teach you English in school?
Even if yes, that does not help when you try to say for example people names or streets names which surprisingly are pronounced differently in Polish... You cannot ask Siri to play Polish band's music - she won't understand its name. So, switching to english is not a solution...
 
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