“During his trip last week across China, Apple CEO Tim Cook held a meeting at Apple’s China headquarters with several employees in attendance, according to sources with knowledge of the briefing,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac. “Notably, Cook promised that Apple Stores will begin carrying Apple Watch stock ‘by June.'”
“Multiple employees in attendance reportedly also asked Cook about Apple Pay’s rollout in China. Cook revealed that part of the reason for his visit to China alongside Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue was to meet with potential China Apple Pay partners,” Gurman reports. “‘I think we’ve made progress [on Apple Pay for China],’ Cook said. He added that ‘there’s different people and different banks involved,’ but he is hoping that the launch will occur ‘soon.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good news on both, especially so on the Apple Watch retail availability. We’ve had our fun with seemingly being the only Apple Watch users in the world for many weeks now.
It’s time to let others teach the world’s cashiers to scan our Watches, not stand there staring blankly at our outstretched wrists.