Apple today revealed more details about the Apple Watch at its “Spring Forward” event. The company has finally announced pricing options and availability dates for the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch is arriving in select nine countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US, at launch on April 24.
The Apple Watch offers 18 hours of human usage on complete charge, and charges via a magnetic charger that fits onto the back of the device. The wrist-wearable gives you a sneak peak of your commonly used apps – such as weather, news, meetings and many more – with a simple swipe from the lower bezel. And a touch on the Digital Crown will activate Siri for you, or you can even use your voice by saying “Hey! Siri” to activate it.
Alongside support for third-party apps such as Instagram, WeChat and Uber, the wearable lets you share your “hear-beats” with other Apple Watch wearers. Plus, the Apple Watch is fully compatible with Apple Pay.
To configure the Apple Watch, you’ll require the Apple Watch companion app on your iPhone. Apple says the watch app is included in iOS 8.2, which the company is rolling out starting today.
The Apple Watch comes in three iterations with two standard sizes: 38mm and 42mm. Pricing starts at $349 for the Apple Watch Sport Edition, $549 for the Apple Watch Regular Edition, and $10,000 for the Apple Watch Edition. All the watch variants are made up of stainless steel, aluminum, or gold, respective of the ascending price points. Pre-orders start on April 10.