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Apple Watch Launches in New Zealand, Russia and Turkey on July 31

Watch WhiteApple has announced that the Apple Watch will be available for purchase on the Apple Online Store in New Zealand, Russia and Turkey starting July 31 after 7:01 AM local time.

Turkish customers should also have the option of in-store pickup at one of two physical Apple Store locations at the Zorlu Center and Akasya Shopping Center in Istanbul.

Apple Watch will now be available in over 20 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

New Zealand
- Apple Watch Sport: NZ$599 to NZ$699
- Apple Watch: NZ$949 to NZ$1,949
- Apple Watch Edition: NZ$17,500 to NZ$30,000

Russia
- Apple Watch Sport: 23,990 RUB to 27,990 RUB
- Apple Watch: 37,990 RUB to 78,990 RUB
- Apple Watch Edition: 660,000 RUB to 1,120,000 RUB

Turkey
- Apple Watch Sport: 1,249 TRY to 1,399 TRY
- Apple Watch: 1,999 TRY to 3,899 TRY
- Apple Watch Edition: 34,000 TRY to 56,000 TRY

(Thanks, Vladislav!)

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14 months ago
Heart rate monitoring was disabled in Russian version, because photometric sensors were designed to monitor blood, not alcohol ;).
Rating: 14 Votes
14 months ago
So if I ordered one of these in Constantinople, it'd be waiting in Istanbul for pickup?
Rating: 11 Votes
14 months ago
Still no love for Austria.
But I can understand Apple's reasoning - a launch in a massive market like Austria would probably overwhelm Apple's supply chain.
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago

So if I ordered one of these in Constantinople, it'd be waiting in Istanbul for pickup?


Correct, although why they changed it, I can't say.
Rating: 3 Votes
14 months ago

Still no love for Austria.
But I can understand Apple's reasoning - a launch in a massive market like Austria would probably overwhelm Apple's supply chain.


As we now know Apple cares a lot about celebrity opinions (I am looking at you Taylor), maybe we can get our Arnold Schwarzenegger to petition for Austria getting the Apple Watch… ;) If that doesn't work, there still is Conchita Wurst…
Rating: 2 Votes
14 months ago

Correct, although why they changed it, I can't say.


People just liked it better that way?? ;0)
Rating: 2 Votes
14 months ago
New Zealand, Russia and Turkey; you haven't missed much by the late launch.
Rating: 2 Votes
14 months ago
I've been doing a lot of thinking. I've decided to get an Apple Watch.
Ive heard a lot of hate! A lot! A lot of people say they regret it. But I don't care. Because the people I've talked to in person that have one have all loved it.
So you know ... Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.
Rating: 2 Votes
14 months ago

I've been doing a lot of thinking. I've decided to get an Apple Watch.
Ive heard a lot of hate! A lot! A lot of people say they regret it. But I don't care. Because the people I've talked to in person that have one have all loved it.
So you know ... Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

Same here. Everyone I know that bought one either loves it or really likes it. Once I have the cash to drop on one, I will be buying.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago

You have clearly never been to Russia. I guarantee you will not come home either wearing or owning the same clothes.

Today I learned that quoting John Malkovich's Russian character from Rounders proves someone has never been to Russia.
Rating: 1 Votes

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