A big issue that is often encountered by companies from all around the world when they have to release new products refers to getting the FCC certifications. With this in mind, Apple has just managed to get theirs before the Apple Watch goes on sale this April.
With this in mind, Apple has removed the footnote that stated that their device wasn’t yet approved by the regulatory agency, thus confirming the fact that they are all set for the official launch. This means that the device has been authorized as required by the Federal Communications Commission and that selling it is now completely legal from all the points of view.
By taking a look at the FCC website, we can also see how the government gets involved in the launch of new products, and what the FCC is actually meant to do.
The FCC is responsible for governing the interference potential of equipment which emits radio frequency energy. It does this by first establishing technical regulations for transmitters and other equipment to minimize their potential for causing interference to radio services and then administering an equipment authorization program to ensure that equipment reaching the market complies with the technical requirements.
Based on everything that has been outlined so far, the Apple Watch is ready to be launched in a couple of countries including the US, Australia, Japan, France, China, UK, HK as early as on the April 24th. This comes as a surprise because, usually, China used to be one of the last countries to get their hands officially on the new Apple products, but it seems like this has finally changes and the Chinese marketplace will be able to purchase the smartwatch as soon as it’s out in other countries as well, thus ensuring that selling it through the black market will not be a very popular issue this year.
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