The Apple Watch was first unveiled last September at a splashy media event in Cupertino, California. The six month rollout for Apple’s first new mobile device of the Tim Cook era finally reaches a crescendo on Monday on another stage in San Francisco, California.
At Apple’s “Spring Forward” event, we’ll finally learn how much those 18-carat gold Watch Edition models cost ($10,000?), and whether we’ll need to charge our Watches each day (probably yes). We’ll also get a better idea how apps are installed on the Watch, and whether $349 is still the starting price for the device.
Most importantly, we’ll know when, and where, the Apple Watch will first be released.
Monday is a significant day, not just for Apple, but for the tech industry as a whole. The iPhone changed how we use our cell phones, just as the iPad changed how we consume video. Is the Apple Watch another change agent? We’re about to find out.
As a reminder, Apple’s Spring Forward event will be live streamed beginning at 10 a.m. PDT. AppAdvice will provide analysis throughout the day, and we hope that you can join us.
In the meantime, see:
- More information about the Apple Watch leaks ahead of Monday’s special media event
- How Apple Watch apps are being written before the smartwatch is released
- Play with Apple Watch apps right now on WatchAware’s new WatchApps page
- Apple could allow personalized engraving on the Apple Watch
- Mix and match Apple Watch bands and cases with this interesting new site
- Pebble Watch CEO says Apple Watch is ‘lacking’
- Tim Cook touts a wide variety of different apps for the Apple Watch
Some of the other stories making news this week:
- Amazon Game Studios is bringing 4 new games to Apple’s iOS
- Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6: a side-by-side comparison
- Microsoft unveils a free Office 2016 preview for Mac users
- Report: HBO’s standalone streaming service should launch in April with Apple TV as a launch partner
- Op-Ed: 5 reasons Pebble could be the Apple Watch’s biggest headache