TOKYO: The Apple Watch made its debut in some Asian markets on Friday (Apr 24), but with sales limited to those who had pre-ordered online it was a low-key start with none of the fanfare and fuss usually seen for a launch by the tech titan.Previous launches of the firm’s products such as the iPhone and iPad have seen queues beginning to form more than a week in advance, with many wearing fancy dress waiting for a throng of store staff to throw the doors open with loud whoops and cheers.But official outlets in the Japanese capital were quiet on Friday, with none of them stocking the smart watch that the California company is hoping will give it a leading position in the world of wearables.While the device has been much anticipated the only lines seen in the firm’s Asia stores were of those customers who had pre-ordered it in Japan, Hong Kong, China and Australia, where it has launched.However, at least one non-Apple outlet in Tokyo was selling them to walk-up customers, an AFP reporter witnessed.Those who got their hands on a watch declared themselves pleased.”I’m happy. I want to wear it all the time,” said Makoto Saito, a… Read full this story
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