Tim Cook reveals Apple Watch will ship in April

Apple posted it earnings for fiscal Q1 2015, revealing that, thanks to the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 74.5 million units of the iPhone have been sold from the months of October to December of last year. Additionally, the Cupertino firm mentioned when to expect its much-awaited Apple Watch.

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According to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, the Apple Watch will shipping to customers in April. If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on the Cupertino firm’s first smartwatch, this must be disappointing news, since Apple did say that the Watch would be available in stores in “early 2015.” This led us to believe that it would land in shops in the first quarter of the year. April falls in the second quarter of this year.

Although disappointing, we’re not surprised the Watch will be released in April, as Apple is reportedly trying to fine tune the wearable’s battery life. According to reports, the Watch sacrifices battery life for a more powerful processor and a Retina display. This suggests that you may have to charge the device every day to enjoy continued use.

As for pricing, just like any other device made by Apple, don’t expect it to come cheap. The most affordable variant is said to set you back $349, which translates to around £230. The more premium variants will be clad in premium materials such as 18 carat gold, and will cost thousands. It is said to be more for the fashionista, rather than a geeky gadget.

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