Apple Targets Early April For Apple Watch Launch
Apple announced its plans to live stream their “Spring Forward” event Monday, March 9 from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The event will be streamed on Apple’s live site along with a dedicated channel on Apple TV.
The event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and will focus on the Apple Watch. Official release date, pricing, battery life, and other details will most likely be revealed. There is also speculation that a 12” Retina MacBook Air may make an appearance at the event.
There has been a great deal of buzz surrounding the Apple Watch launch. One of the biggest concerns among consumers and investor has been the Apple watch battery life. It has been speculated that the battery life could be as little as 2.5 hours or up to a full day. Tim Cook stated that the Apple watch would charge more quickly than the iPhone, which could offset a shorter battery life.
Investors will also be eager to hear more about what applications will be available at launch. Jan Dawson, founder and chief analyst of Jackdaw Research told CNBC, “I really expect them to talk up third party applications. When the iPhone first launched it didn’t have third party applications so it was all about what the phone could do out of the box. But what has happened with the iPhone and iPad is that what the third party developers bring to the table is a huge part of the appeal. And a huge part of what it is used for and why you would want it.”
We will know more juicy details of the Apple watch on March 8. For now, we can only speculate how the Apple Watch will enrich our technological experience. Once the Apple Watch hits the market, many consumers will try to determine which model and size is best for them. For those who happen to choose the wrong model, there will be an abundance of Apple Watch trade-in programs that will offer them the opportunity to sell their Apple Watch.