Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly told employees that the Apple Watch should still be arriving in retail stores in June.
Reiterating comments from Angela Ahrendts last month, Tim Cook reportedly told employees that the Apple Watch would be coming to Apple Stores in June, though he did not specify a date for the launch. During a recent meeting at the company's Chinese headquarters, Cook reportedly said that the Watch was doing well, and that the company was working hard to keep pace with demand, according to 9to5Mac:
Regarding the Apple Watch, Cook began by telling the employees that "the Watch could not be going better, we're working really hard on making more." Cook joked that Apple wishes it had more operations staff and engineers to make the launch go even smoother, according to the sources. Notably, Cook promised that Apple Stores will begin carrying Apple Watch stock in June. This indicates that comments from Angela Ahrendts in April are still on track. For the first time, Cook also confirmed that the upcoming June in-store launch will include the company's stores in China.
Cook is also said to have touched on Apple Pay in China. Cook, along with Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue were in China in part to meet with potential new Apple Pay partners. This is a turnaround from previous reports that Apple was having trouble closing deals to bring Apple Pay to the country.