Apple Watch shipping dates decrease as more availability is announced

Apple plans to launch its smartwatch in seven more countries
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Good news if you're waiting on delivery of your Apple Watch. If you ordered one during May, you should expect to see it landing on your door mat in the next two weeks.

That's the word directly from the Cupertino tech giant, who have also revealed that some Apple Watch models will go on sale in Apple Stores in a couple of weeks too on 18 June.

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The exception to the two week shipping rule is the 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet model, which the company is seemingly running short on.

The final boom in Apple's Watch availability announcement is that the smartwatch will go on sale in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan on 26 June. Retailers stocking the smartwatch including the famous fashion boutique 10 Corso Como in Milan and Malmaison by The Hour Glass in Singapore.

"The response to Apple Watch has surpassed our expectations in every way, and we are thrilled to bring it to more customers around the world," said Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of Operations. "We're also making great progress with the backlog of Apple Watch orders, and we thank our customers for their patience.

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The Apple Watch went on sale at the end of April and, while analysts continue to revise their estimations, it's set to become the best selling wearable device so far - with a whopping 36 million sales forecast in the first year of sales.

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