Apple Watch to finally start shipping in April

Apple Watch to finally start shipping in April

Alongside announcing its quarterly financial results, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed that the anticipated Apple Watch will start shipping as early as April. The company unveiled the Watch smartwatch at its iPhone 6 event in September last year.

Cook, during the company’s earning call on early Wednesday, said that the timeframe of shipping the Apple Watch is in line of “early 2014” which he mentioned at the time of its original announcement last year. Moreover, the official shipment schedule is a month after what it was earlier rumoured.

“My expectations are very high on it. I use it every day. I love it and can’t live without it,” Cook replied to a query by an analyst on his expectations on the Apple Watch.

Apple will ship the Apple Watch in three different models – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. The company already released iOS 8.2 beta with WatchKit tools to let developers kick-start their development for the new device.

When asked on the development of apps for the Apple Watch, Cook said: “Number of developers that are writing apps for it are impressive. Seeing some incredible innovation coming out there.”

The Apple Watch will carry a starting price tag of $349, higher than most of the Android Wear-based smartwatches available in the current market. At this price, customers will get an iOS-based interface with a Digital Crown controller.

Apple has provided Siri integration on the Apple Watch and there is a Retina display with multi-touch support. The Watch is powered by an S1 System-in-Package (SiP) which comes along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity support.

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