Apple Watch Finally Receives FCC Clearance, All Set For Sale

The Apple Watch has been confirmed to go on sale next month, and as if we needed any more proof of that revelation, the device has now passed through the FCC, receiving all clearance to hit retail shelves in the United States.

It’s necessary for every electronic device to pass through the FCC so that it complies to every communication standard set forth by the regulating authority. And with the Apple Watch getting the green stamp of approval, it’s a clear sign that the Cupertino juggernaut is on track with its retail plans for its first ever wearable.


Keep one thing in mind though, the Apple Watch passing through the FCC doesn’t mean that it’s ready for sale worldwide. Apple still has to gain approvals from different regulating authorities before getting getting the official thumbs up for sale in different countries.

Apple had made it clear on its website on its Apple Watch page regarding its FCC approval, and said that:

This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

Since the FCC approval has taken place, the above literature has been removed by Apple from its site.


The Apple Watch is all set to go on pre-order on the 10th of April, with retail availability on the 24th in the very same month.

With the FCC stuff out of the way, we can now rest assured that there won’t be any delays.

(via: 9to5Mac)

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