If you are in the U.S, Canada, China, Australia or some of the “first wave” countries, Apple Watch is up for sale starting on April 24th. Confirming the Watch’s release date today at the ‘Spring Forward’ event, Cook said that Apple is working very hard to bring the Watch to other countries as fast as they can.
There were months of speculation about Apple Watch’s imminent release (after Cook first said they are looking for an early-2015 release). This was followed by a recent interview where Cook announced that the Watch was coming this April. Well, Apple has kept its word on this one.
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Apple Watch Release Date and Price
The Watch comes in three different editions (Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition) and each has two variants (38mm face and 42mm face). While you can buy them on April 24 at the stores, pre-orders begin on April 10th. The pre-order and release are exactly like how they are for iPhones and iPads. Over the two weekends, Apple would have posted incredible pre-order numbers and then use them to tell the world that they are still at the top of their game.
An Exciting New Product Line-up
Unlike the first-generation iPhones and the iPads, Apple Watch has not remained under wraps and top-secret before it’s actual launch. In fact, Cook and the team have been very forthcoming with information on and pictures of the Watch. Frankly, they’ve let everyone know and talk about Apple Watch. This is an entirely new product line for Apple – as much like the iPhone and the iPad – but the approach this time has been extremely different.
A Huge Mess of Prices
While Apple prefers simplifying things all the time, they couldn’t do much about the Apple Watch price. Check out the full list of Apple Watch price here. For those who aren’t into much specifics, here’s a gist of the pricing:
- 38mm – $349
- 42mm – $399
- 38mm – $549 – $1049
- 42mm – $599 – $1099
- Starts at $10,000
The price ranges in the “Watch” edition are due to the choice of bands. You should check out the different bands and their prices on the Apple Watch accessories page.