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.

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    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
     
  2. fzfpff macrumors member

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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 :)
     
  3. ooans macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. iMcLovin macrumors 68000

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    Well as an Norwegian apple fan I didnt have time to wait, so got the Apple Watch allready. Now, I just want to know the launch date for iPhone 6s Plus
     
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    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.
     
  7. One Bad Duck macrumors member

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    To speak more widely on the Apple watch. Without better energy storage battery technology - this sort of consumer tech will forever have its hands cuffed behind its back.
     
  8. attila macrumors 6502a

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    Or what about Watch Pro?

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  9. timi22 macrumors newbie

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

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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.
     
  11. Pupi, Sep 25, 2015
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    Finland here.

    All I can say... finally!

    What do you mean 1st country?

    It’s tied for the 26th country to receive the Apple Watch...
     
  12. majkom macrumors 65816

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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:)
     
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    A super thin Apple Watch of this name works.
     
  14. neutri macrumors newbie

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    Didn't they teach you English in school?
     
  15. Merode macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    Don't forget to mention Luxembourg ;)
     
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    They teach British English. That's why "in school" sounds awkward.
     
  19. Tom Schrier macrumors member

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    Same here! :p
     
  20. birnando macrumors regular

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    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
     
  21. birnando macrumors regular

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    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?
     
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    Yes, I'd love a 60g flat slightly bendable ~4" iPhone strapped to my wrist. Couple of years away...
     
  23. rollzst macrumors member

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    What a stupid thing to say.

    You must be American with a comment like this!
     
  24. wbrat macrumors regular

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    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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    thank you kindly for signing up on MR just to flame for no apparent reason
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