The big release event was held on March 9 and Apple finally revealed their Apple Watch for the very first time. One of the most anticipated electronic gadgets of at least the last few years, the three new Apple Watch models did not disappoint.
Said Apple CEO Tim Cook “It’s not just with you, it’s on you,” adding that ” We designed Apple Wants to appeal to a whole variety of people with different tastes and different preferences.”
The Apple Watch will come in 3 different styles, and prices will range from a base price of $349 to a luxurious (and extremely expensive) $10,000 Gold edition.
Starting at $349 is the Apple Watch Sport, which has an aluminum body and, like the other two models, comes in two different sizes. Then there’s the Apple Watch, which starts at $549 (for the smaller version) but, depending on the watchband that the buyer chooses, can go as high as $1049. (The larger version starts at $599.)
Then, just in case you’re a complete tech geek with money to burn, there’s the Apple Watch Edition, which will start at $10,000 and, as you might’ve guessed, be offered in very limited quantities.
It was also announced during the event that, beginning on April 10, customers can go to Apple stores and check out the new Watches as well as pre-order them.
Rumors have been swirling over the last few months about what the Apple Watch will be able to do, including the fact that it will have Apple Pay and friends will be able to connect their watches. The fact is however that it will be able to do a lot more than that.
For example, it will help you get through security at the airport and answer your phone from your Watch as it sits on your wrist. An app from Alarm.com will allow Apple Watch users to open their garage with a touch as well as make sure that the person entering the garage is someone they trust, simply by checking their live feed.
Apple expects the demands for the new Watches to be extremely huge when they finally do go on sale on April 24 of this year, in about six weeks.