Ap­ple Watch to go on sale in only 10 Tai­wan stores ini­tially: sources

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Just days be­fore Ap­ple Inc.’ s smart­watch is sched­uled to go on sale in Tai­wan, a lo­cal tech news web­site has re­ported that the de­vice will be avail­able in only 10 lo­cal re­tail stores ini­tially.

Start­ing June 26, Tai­wanese con­sumers will be able to try on or pur­chase the Ap­ple Watch at 10 se­lect Ap­pleau­tho­rized re­sellers in Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung and Kaoh­si­ung, the site Ap­pleal­mond. com said Sun­day, cit­ing anony­mous sources.

In Taipei, the smart­watch will be avail­able at Stu­dio A’s three branches at the Taipei 101 Mall, Mi­ra­mar En­ter­tain­ment Park and Dayeh Takashimaya Depart­ment Store, at iS­tore’s Xinyi branch, and at Data Ex­press’ fl ag­ship store at Q Square, the re­port said.

The watch will be also avail­able at Data Ex­press’ two branches at Mega City shop­ping mall in New Taipei, at Top City shop­ping mall in Taichung, and at iS­tore’s Taichung branch, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Con­sumers in South­ern Tai­wan can pur­chase the Ap­ple Watch only at Data Ex­press’ flag­ship store at Kaoh­si­ung’s Han­shin Arena Store and Stu­dio A’s branch at Kaoh­si­ung’s Star Place, the re­port said.

The top- of- the- line Ap­ple Watch Edi­tion, how­ever, will be avail­able only at Stu­dio A’s Taipei 101 Mall branch, the re­port said.

The Ap­ple Watch fea­tures a wide range of unique tech­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing the latest touch tech­nol­ogy, Force Touch, which al­lows users to change some set­tings by press­ing firmly on the screen.

Tai­wan was in­cluded in the sec­ond batch of coun­tries where the Ap­ple Watch is made avail­able, along with Italy, Mexico, Sin­ga­pore, South Korea, Spain and Switzer­land.

The de­vice is avail­able in three edi­tions — the Ap­ple Watch Sport that starts at US$ 349, he Ap­ple Watch priced at US$ 549, and the pre­mium Ap­ple Watch Edi­tion, crafted from cus­tom rose or yel­low 18- karat gold al­loys and car­ry­ing a start­ing price of US$ 10,000.

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