French site iGen is reporting that Tim Cook told an employee in the Kurfürstendamm Apple Store in Berlin that he wears his Apple Watch all the time–”even in the shower.” While Apple has previously mentioned water-resistance, and stated that the S1 innards are “completely encapsulated in resin,” this is the first time we’ve had a specific indication on what that means in practice.
Less happy news is that Apple doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to launch Apple Pay in Europe. Despite Visa stating that tokenization will be supported by April, and UK banks suggesting Apple Pay would reach the UK in the first half of the year, Cook said that the company’s goal is nothing more specific than “before the end of the year.” Apple is planning, however, to expand its mobile payments system into Canada as soon as March.
The Apple Watch of course isn’t the first shower-proof wearable …
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