Apple Watch shipments to start in April

Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally confirmed the release for Apple Watch. The device will start shipping in April this year.

The company also achieved the highest revenue from iPhone and Mac sales. iPhone unit sales of 74.5 million also set a new record.

Apple also reported 2014 revenue of almost $75 billion.

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The exact release date in April for Apple Watch has yet to be announced.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “Development for Apple Watch is right on schedule and we expect to begin shipping in April. Developers are hard at work on apps, notifications and information summaries that we call Glances, all designed specifically for the Watch’s user interface,”

The Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8.

Apple has designed and engineered a Digital Crown on the Watch that provides an innovative way to scroll, zoom and navigate.

The Apple Watch will allow users to communicate in different ways such as sending and receiving messages, answering calls, and with Digital Touch, users can send their own heartbeat in a message.

The Watch will come in 3 different collections, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

Apple has specially designed the iOS 8 user interface for a smaller device. The Digital Crown  works as a Home button and a convenient way to access Siri.

The device features Force Touch technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access controls within apps.

The Watch has Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that  provides with alerts and notifications user can hear and feel.

Cook also talked about the early success of the Apple Pay mobile payments platform, now used by about 750 banks and credit unions.

“Today about 750 banks and credit unions have signed on to bring Apple Pay to their customers, and in just three months after launch, Apple Pay makes up more than $2 out of $3 spent on purchases using contactless payment across the three major U.S. card networks.” said Cook

 

Vishal Kawadkar

editor@gizmolead.com

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