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

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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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63 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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63 months ago
I would really like to see apple online store in Chile, don't care for the apple watch.
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63 months ago
This might be the slowest product rollout ever
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63 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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63 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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63 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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