Tim Cook confirms April for Apple Watch!

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  1. as11ley macrumors 6502

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    Tim Cook just confirmed that they are on track to release Apple Watch in April in the quarterly earnings call!
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Shipping in April

    Tim Cook said that the Apple Watch would ship in April. I can hardly wait!
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Unprecedented use of an earnings call to make a product announcement.
     
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    Just listening and heard him say this. It's still so long away!
     
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    Agreed. Took me by surprise, nice surprise though!
     
  7. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    A nice surprise for me would be "shipping next month"
     
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    Boooooooo, hopefully there is still a March announcement though. Thats really what Im waiting on :apple:
     
  9. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    I'm really looking forward to this :D maybe they are trying to work out a few things such as battery life and that's why it's April. Either way I can't wait to try on a :apple: Watch :cool:
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Depends on whether "April" means April 3 (first Friday in April) or April 30th.
     
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    April's really not that far away. Sounds good to me! Now when will they have another event so we can get more details?
     
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    Agreed. I'm dying here.
     
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    April 3 would be awesome!
    5 year iPad anniversary
     
  15. as11ley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I agree too. Lets just hope they manage to squeeze a few extra minutes out of the battery in testing between then and now.
     
  16. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, hopefully.
     
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    This is incredibly disappointing. I thought the idea of having to wait until march was bad, but honestly I am starting to think I am just going to get a jawbone up3 and forget about the :apple: watch.
     
  20. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It's the first third of the year.

    So one additional month (and maybe less if "April" means April 3 or 10) means you're going to get a Jawbone Up3?

    I'd rather they wait a month and get it right than rush some half-baked product out the door. Everyone complains about all the bugs in the new iOS versions every year because they are essentially bound to a fixed release schedule. They have the luxury of taking their time with the Apple Watch.
     
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    I already wasn't sure when people were talking March. I have been considering the up3 for a while it will do a lot of what I want the watch for at a lot lower price. 6 months from announcement is just too long in my opinion.
     
  22. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It's not much different from the original iPhone announcement, plus we had Angela Ahrendts' comments on the training video about a "spring" release, which implied no earlier than March 21 (or March 27th since that's a Friday). My guess is that they will have a March media event to announce the Apple Watch in more detail (including the prices of the more expensive models) and the pre-order date (which may well be in March) along with the rumored new 12" MacBook.
     
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    To me it is a lot different than the iPhone announcement. When you show off a device that is a companion to the new iPhone you are releasing, but by the time the accessory/companion device happens you are over halfway through the current phone model cycle that is just too much time.

    Plus we went from Early 2015 during the keynote, to spring according to some comments, to now apparently April.
     
  24. KPOM macrumors G5

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    April is in the first third of the year, and is definitely in the spring. I'd say Apple got more precise with their announcements, but not any less accurate. April may be stretching "early" to the absolute limit, but they likely wanted to give themselves as much flexibility as possible and so used the vague language so as not to commit to a specific month until they were pretty confident they knew what month that would be.

    The Apple Watch isn't an accessory to the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus specifically. Instead, it's a companion to the iPhone line, all the way back to the iPhone 5. My guess is that eventually it will branch off as an independent product once the battery technology lets it handle more tasks on its own. When Apple announced the Apple Watch, there were 200 million iOS devices that were compatible with it. Now there are 275 million iOS devices, and by the time it launches there may be close to 325 million. So the timing may well be perfect.
     
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