Earlier this month, we posted that the Apple Watch will be launched in the United States this March, just less than two months away. But it seems that the release date of Apple's first ever wearable device will be pushed back another month.
Tim Cook, the chief executive officer of Apple, certainly expects that the Apple Watch will start shipping to consumers in April. Cook revealed as much on Apple's Q1 2015 earnings call, explaining that for the Apple Watch, the company is looking at a target launch date sometime in April.
Ever since the Apple Watch was unveiled in September of last year, fans have been waiting anxiously for any official announcement regarding a definite release date. At first, Apple hinted that the wearable device will make its debut in early 2015, causing many to speculate a launch date within the first quarter of 2015. Just this month, it was reported that Apple's smartwatch offering will finally be available in store shelves in March. But it appears that fans will have to wait for another month to buy their own Apple Watches.
The fact that Cook is sharing some information regarding the Apple Watch's release date is rather peculiar. Based on past product launches, Apple is normally quiet when it comes to release dates, especially for devices they have yet to release.
However, in the case of its first ever wearable device, Apple uncharacteristically pre-announced the smartwatch's hardware details a few months in advance. Perhaps when it comes to the Apple Watch, the company is really trying to deviate from its norm.
Still, by stating that the device will be launching in April, Cook may have actually saved the fans from sure disappointment when the month of March does go by without any sign of the Apple Watch in stores everywhere in the US.
Moreover, having a clearer timetable also helps app developers, especially those who are cooking some apps to be used with Apple's highly anticipated wearable device. Indeed, they now have a sort of deadline to aim for and try to finish and polish the apps they created just in time for the Apple Watch's wide release.
The Apple Watch is expected to start at $350 and will come in a variety of colors and editions. The wearable device will pair up nicely with the user's iPhone, and will include really nifty features like text notifications and loads of fitness tracking capabilities.
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