Apple has just invited several media outlets to a ‘Spring forward’ special event on Monday, March 9th. We’re sure to see a whole lot more of the Apple Watch at this event ahead of its April debut. The event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.
Apple first unveiled the Apple Watch last September alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at De Anza College’s Flint Center in Cupertino near Apple’s headquarters. While the new iPhones were released later that month, Apple promised an “early 2015” debut for its new product category.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has since said development for the Watch is on track for a release sometime in April.
Apple is expected to provide more information about the Apple Watch including specific pricing, availability, and additional demonstrations of software running on the device. The company has recently invited select developers to its Cupertino headquarters to finish work on Apple Watch apps and test the device in private ahead of its release.
To date, Apple has only shared the $349 starting price for the Apple Watch, although it’s unknown how prices will vary between 38mm and 42mm models and the various collections.
The Apple Watch lineup is made up of three collections: Apple Watch Sport with aluminum casing, Apple Watch with stainless steel casing, and Apple Watch Edition with 18k gold casing. Based on materials, the stainless steel model is expected to be priced around $1,000 while many have speculated that the 18k gold and rose gold models will cost several thousands.
Aside from the Apple Watch, Apple has other products in the pipeline expected to debut this year including a 12-inch radically redesigned MacBook Air we revealed earlier this year, an overhauled music subscription service based on Beats Music, and several iOS versions under development.
Stay tuned to 9to5Mac for full coverage of the event in 11 days and all the latest news leading up to it until then.
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