The Apple Watch, first unveiled alongside the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus by CEO Tim Cook, will go on sale in the UK on April 24 and will be available for pre-order from April 10. The three editions of the long-awaited wearable – Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition – will cost £299, £479 and £8,000, respectively.
The much-anticipated watch will mark the company’s entry in the fiercely competitive smartwatch market. Being Apple’s first original product since the iPad in 2010, it is expected that the Watch will propel the company to new heights.
The Apple Watch, which does more than just telling time, has the following specifications:
Apple Watch: Starting from £479, up to £949
Apple Watch Sport: £299 (38mm), £399 (42mm)
Apple Watch Edition: Starting from £8,000
Apple Watch: 272 x 340 pixels (38mm ver.), 312 x 390 pixels (42mm ver.)
Apple Watch Sport: 272 x 340 pixels (28mm ver.), and 312 x 390 pixels (42mm ver.)
Apple Watch Edition: 272 x 340 pixels (28mm ver.), and 312 x 390 pixels (42mm ver.)
The Watch can be navigated using the touchscreen as well as the ‘digital crown’ sidewinder.
The Apple Watch has a battery life of up to 18 hours with the following use:
· 90 time checks
· 90 notifications
· 45 minutes of app use
· 30-minute workouts with music playback
The battery is going to be replaceable.
Apple Watch: anodized 7000 series aluminum
Apple Watch Sport: stainless steel (polished or black)
Apple Watch Edition: 18-karat gold
accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate, barometer
NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
· Air Canada
· Dark Sky
· ECB Cricket
· Kitchen Stories
· MLB.com At Bat
· Procreate Pocket
· Qantas Airways
· Runtastic Six Pack
· Sky Guide
· Starwood Hotels
· The New York Times
· The Wall Street Journal
Apple is coming up with novel strategies, such as training employees to give fashion advice to customers about which model they should choose, in order to sell the Apple Watch.
Also, the company will revamp its stores in time for April 10 when the watch will be available to try out via pre-booked appointments.