Apple confirms Apple Watch release

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Apple confirms Apple Watch release

Apple announced the Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last September, which was vaguely due to release ‘early 2015’. Many experts predicted this meant March, others thought it meant January but Apple hadn’t confirm any of this until now.

We still don’t have any idea on a specific date, but Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has confirmed the month the Apple Watch will be released, which will be April… Unfortunately he didn’t give up any more details on Apple’s first wearable device.

What we do know

Starting prices for the Apple Watch will be $349 (around £230), the watch will come in a standard stainless steel model, a plastic-band sports version and a luxury 18-karat gold cased Apple Watch Edition.

Despite all the hype about the March release, it appears that Apple are really going to stretch their ‘early 2015’ hint with the new debut of April.

This could be due to the latest rumours that Apple are struggling to hit the battery life targets which has been rumoured to be falling short. Originally Apple wanted the watch to offer between 2.5 and 4 hours active use, 3 days of standby life and 4 days in sleep mode. However, it seems they have fallen short on standby and sleep mode, which is more likely to be 2-3 days. This would suggest that the watch would barely last the average waking day.

So it looks like we will have to wait a little bit longer for Apple’s first attempt at wearable technology, however hopefully the delayed release will mean they have fixed all the bugs and issues giving us a better end product.  

Luke Stanley