Apple has today announced the launch date for the Apple Watch.
Pre-orders will open from 10 April and devices will be available
from 24 April.
While the smartwatch won’t initially be available globally, it
will be available in the UK and several other European countries.
As soon as pre-orders open, you will be able to go and experience
the watch for yourself in select Apple Stores.
Three versions of the watch will be available — although within
these categories there are many options for customisation. The
Sport version of the watch will start at $349 (£231) for the 38mm
and $399 (£264) for the 42mm version. The Apple Watch mid-tier
category will start at $549 (£363) rising to $1,099 (£727) for the
38mm; add another $50 to that for the 42mm iteration.
Prices for the Apple Watch Edition, the most expensive version
of the watch, will begin at $10,000 (£6,611). Very limited numbers
of the the Edition will be available and they will only be
available in select locations around the world.
Tim Cook has promised all-day battery life for the watch, which
means you can expect around 18 hours of juice before the device
dies. A subtle wireless charger will magnetically clip to the back
to restore power. Cook also announced a new section of the app
store that will be dedicated to Apple Watch apps.