Israel is not the only country getting an official Apple Watch rollout next week. Notices on Apple websites around the world indicate that the Apple Watch will launch in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar on February 11th, while the device will also launch in Greece on February 12th. Given that Apple does not have official stores in those regions, much like in Israel, these launches will take place through official Apple distributors.
These launches follow up on the Apple Watch becoming available at 12,000 retail locations since the initial device release in April of last year. Support for the Apple Watch in these regions has been building up over the past few major iOS releases. Last fall, Apple brought Arabic Siri support with iOS 9.2 and iOS 8 added support for Greek Siri. We’ve reported that Apple is preparing to launch additional Apple Watch models with new bands in March.
The Apple Watch’s general availability in the UAE grew when the opening of a pair of official Apple Stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi last year. Pricing for these international Apple Watch launches is yet to be announced, but the internal Apple product prices usually come in higher than the comparative rates in the United States. If you spot any additional countries rolling out the Apple Watch next week, feel free to let us know in the comments.