Apple confirmed Friday that it will start taking pre-orders for the company’s first smart watch, called the “Apple Watch,” after midnight at 12:01 a.m. PT (3:01 a.m. ET) on April 10.
The wrist-mounted device will go on sale on April 24 to customers in nine countries -- Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. Apple has provided precise pre-order dates and times for all of these markets.
Here are the Apple Watch pre-order details for the first wave of launch markets:
- Australia -- April 10, 5:01pm AEST
- Canada -- April 10, 12:01am PT / 3:01 ET
- China -- April 10, 3:01pm
- France -- April 10, 9:01pm
- Germany -- April 10, 9:01pm
- Hong Kong -- April 10, 3:01pm
- Japan -- April 10, 3:01pm
- United Kingdom -- April 10, 8:01am
- United States -- April 10, 12:01am PT / 3:01am ET
In addition to the online store, customers will also be able to pre-order the Apple Watch through the official Apple Store app for the iPhone and iPad, iDownloadBlog reported, adding that the device will also be available for preview from April 10 at the company retail stores.
Gene Munster, senior analyst at Piper Jaffray, said earlier this week that Apple is expected to sell at least a million units in the first weekend following its launch.
According to Munster, Apple could sell 300,000 units in the first 24 hours of the device’s availability. Overall, Apple could sell 8 millions of units of the Apple Watch through 2015, earning $4.4 billion in revenue.
In order to provide an in-depth look at Apple Watch’s features ahead of the device’s April 24 launch, the company has added a new “Guided Tours” section to its website. The section includes walk-through videos, explaining the advantages of the new smart watch.
Here are the videos: