As Apple fans in seven countries line up today to grab their new Apple Watches as the new wearable becomes available, we’re looking ahead to see which other nations will be sporting the smartwatches by the end of the year.
We don’t have dates for all of them just yet, but Apple has confirmed that they’re on the way.
The Apple Watch launched today in seven new countries: Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan. And while we don’t have any official announcement from the company, Apple’s websites for The Netherlands, Sweden, and Thailand list a July 17 availability date. That will bring the total availability up to 19 countries, and we may have an idea of where it’s headed next.
We went through the Apple sites for every country to see which had listings for the Watch, and 13 previously unannounced markets show “Available in 2015.” Note that since Apple lumps most of Latin America together, we don’t really have specifics on that region. But the nations that should be getting Apple Watch sometime in the next six months are India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, New Zealand, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Russia, Finland, Turkey, and Brazil.
Apple is likely finalizing distribution agreements with some of these countries, so some or all of them could be part of that July 17 launch date. The fact that their pages show a 2015 release, however, implies that these deals are very close to completion.