Apple Watch Launches in Chile, Philippines and South Africa on October 23

Apple has updated its regional websites for Chile, The Philippines and South Africa to indicate the Apple Watch will be available in those countries on October 23.

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Apple Watch became available for purchase on October 9 in Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg and Poland. The wrist-worn device expands to Brazil and Columbia on October 16 and to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on October 22.
  • April 24: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, US
  • 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
  • October 16: Brazil and Colombia
  • October 22: Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
  • October 23: Chile, Philippines, and South Africa
In the Philippines, the Apple Watch Sport starts at ₱ 19,990.00, which is roughly $437 in U.S. dollars as of October 15. Apple Watch prices in Chile and South Africa are not yet listed on the Apple Online Store.

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42 months ago
This might be the slowest product rollout ever
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42 months ago
I would really like to see apple online store in Chile, don't care for the apple watch.
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42 months ago
As a South African. This pleases me.


As a South African. I'm worried about the price which is yet to be announced
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42 months ago
"Apple Watch prices in Chile and South Africa are not yet listed on the Apple Online Store. "

There is no Apple Online Store in Chile.
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42 months ago
FINALLY coming to Chile! I don't get why we are left so behind in Apple's products rollouts.

I quote from Wikipedia:

"Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations,[10] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-BBC-Chile-10') leading Latin American nations in human development ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_development_(humanity)'), competitiveness, income per capita, globalization, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption.[11] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-hdrstats.undp.org-11') Since July 2013, Chile is considered by the World Bank ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank') as a "high-income economy ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank_high-income_economy')", and hence as a developed country ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developed_country').[126] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-wb-126')[127] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-:75-127')[128] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-:76-128')

Chile has the highest degree of economic freedom ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_freedom') in South America (ranking 7th worldwide), owing to its independent and efficient judicial system and prudent public finance management.[129] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-iefhf-129') In May 2010 Chile became the first South American country to join the OECD ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_for_Economic_Co-operation_and_Development').[130] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-OECD_20100507-130') In 2006, Chile became the country with the highest nominal GDP per capita in Latin America.[131] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-131')"

And still, we are not even in the top 100 countries that apple gives priority to deliver their products. LAME!
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42 months ago
Nope. I'm not buying the “complexity of distribution” argument. Every country that has an official online Apple Store should get the Apple Watch in the same timeframe as an iPod. It can't be compared even to the iPhone launches, for which deals have to be reached with mobile operators (which, in turn, require coding specific baseband firmware).

I'd expect that the manufacturing-and-distribution-chain-extraordinaire Tim Cook et al. would've gotten this launch right and lean by now. As it stands, it's looking even worse than my last Rev. USB 2 17'' iMac G4 (my first Mac), which reached Portugal much faster than this newfangled gizmo (in much smaller quantities, it must be said, but still). If they drag this much further, I might as well wait for Apple Watch 2. :mad:
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42 months ago

"Apple Watch prices in Chile and South Africa are not yet listed on the Apple Online Store. "

There is no Apple Online Store in Chile.

There wasn't an official Apple Store in Portugal back then either. We had a crappy importer/distributor that was super slow and inefficient. The turning point actually came with the iPhone or the switch to Intel processors (they happened in consecutive years, so I can't pinpoint exactly when [Edit: Actually, we only got the iPhone 3G, but the point still holds; it happened circa 2006-08, long enough for me not to remember it in detail as I always bought my stuff at FNAC]), and we have enjoyed an official online store and decent store-within-a-store and proper Premium Resellers/AASPs ever since.

So where the hell is the Apple Watch? Does not compute, honestly.
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42 months ago

FINALLY coming to Chile! I don't get why we are left so behind in Apple's products rollouts.

I quote from Wikipedia:

"Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations,[10] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-BBC-Chile-10') leading Latin American nations in human development ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_development_(humanity)'), competitiveness, income per capita, globalization, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption.[11] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-hdrstats.undp.org-11') Since July 2013, Chile is considered by the World Bank ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank') as a "high-income economy ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank_high-income_economy')", and hence as a developed country ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developed_country').[126] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-wb-126')[127] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-:75-127')[128] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-:76-128')

Chile has the highest degree of economic freedom ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_freedom') in South America (ranking 7th worldwide), owing to its independent and efficient judicial system and prudent public finance management.[129] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-iefhf-129') In May 2010 Chile became the first South American country to join the OECD ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_for_Economic_Co-operation_and_Development').[130] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-OECD_20100507-130') In 2006, Chile became the country with the highest nominal GDP per capita in Latin America.[131] ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile#cite_note-131')"

And still, we are not even in the top 100 countries that apple gives priority to deliver their products. LAME!


I'd like to visit Chile. Looks like a beautiful country.

Must remember to take a sweater.
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42 months ago
Get the stainless one, my South African friends. I originally bought the aluminum but recently sold it on swappa and bought a stainless one. Stainless steel is just so much more attractive and substantial feeling.
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42 months ago
The Same in Chile
Today MacOnline and ReifStore (the Apple Official Premium Resellers) confirms this.

The orders starts in October 16 and the sales starts in October 23.
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