The highly anticipated September 9th Apple press conference was a swerve of new announcements. Included the two iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, which isn’t called iWatch as was highly speculated by international media circles. Apple introduced its new Apple Watch at it’s Keynote Event in Cupertino, California.
There has been delay in release of the iPhones, likewise, the Apple Watch will too have to wait for 2015 to hit the market. In fact, the company hasn’t even started the production yet, and is believed to start with it next month. The company will be manufacturing a whooping 10 million watches which would release in 2015. During the press conference, Apple released details about the Apple Watch’s design and features.
The Apple Watch essentially puts all notifications, simple apps, messages, and Siri on our wrists, eliminating the need to always take out our iPhones just to check notifications. This would mean that it will only be made to be compatible with Apple’s iPhone, specifically iPhones 5, 5s, 5c, 6 and 6 Plus. Just like the iPhones, the watch too comes in two sizes, a 1.8-inch and a 1.65-inch. The design of the watch is still a rectangular-faced with a single knob and a button on the right side of the device.
There aren’t just size variations, they come in three versions too, the standard Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport, and a special Apple Watch Edition. The special version can be bought with either an 18-karat yellow or rose gold mix to the aluminum to give the watch a more “premium” look. They come with swappable bands with a variety of colors and designs, to suit all age groups, tastes and genders.
Battery life is expected to last at least for a day, as Tim Cook said in the conference. As for recharging it, Apple seems to have gone for its own way opting out of the wireless magnetic conduction Qi charging trend.
Lastly, the price starts at $349 for the basic Apple Watch version. The 18 karat gold version called Apple Watch Edition price is still unknown.
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