Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Tuesday that Apple Watch would begin shipping in April. When Apple introduced the gadget, it was expected that it would ship in “early 2015.” Tim Cook also said that development was “right on schedule.”
Apple Watch is a 64-bit smartwatch, a computerized wristwatch with different features. The Apple Watch is expected to work with Apple Pay, a mobile payment service introduced at the same event as the watch. It is capable of receiving phone calls as well as iMessage and SMS Texts and can track fitness, run third-party apps and use an Apple feature called “Handoff” as long as the user owns a compatible iPhone. It can control Apple TV, as well as act as a walkie-talkie and a viewfinder for an iPhone camera. Apple noted that they had always strived to make powerful technology more affordable, relevant and individualized. So the Apple Watch is the most personalized Apple product.
The Apple Watch comes in three flavors: an entry-level Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport and a slightly pricier gold Apple Watch Edition.
Users will require an iPhone to use the Apple Watch, and Apple has confirmed the device will work with the newly-introduced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+, as well as the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
As for the price, it will start at $439, and premium gold or stainless steel versions could go for as much as $5,000.
“We’d like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high. Our revenue grew 30 per cent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. Analyst house Forrester has already predicted the devices will dominate the market right through 2015 until its competitors catch up with it.