Apple is likely to accept pre-orders for its wearable, the Apple Watch, in Italy from 8 May onwards.
With over one million people reportedly pre-ordering the wearable in just a day after it went on sale on 10 April, in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, China, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan, deliveries to these customers could begin from Friday, 24 April.
According to an Apple Insider report, that quotes an Italian web portal, those interested in pre-ordering the iPhone-compatible watch in Italy can do so on 8 May, post which the wearable would be launched in the country.
The report also suggests that some more countries could be included in the second phase of pre-orders.
Since the Cupertino, California headquartered company received an outstanding response on the first day of pre-orders, deliveries to numerous customers could be delayed significantly.
Meanwhile, Apple has said to have asked its physical stores in the US, not to expect stocks for sale until June. A report on 9to5Mac claims, "Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts reiterated the online-only sales process for the next month in a video sent to retail employees yesterday as online orders continue."
In the first round of pre-orders, the various editions of the Apple Watch had the following price tags:
- From £299 for the Apple Watch Sport
- From £479 for the Apple Watch
- From £8,000 for the Apple Watch Edition