Tim Cook: Apple Watch on Schedule to Ship in April

During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some new details on the prospective launch date of the Apple Watch. According to Cook, Apple Watch development is currently on schedule, and the company is planning to ship the device in April.

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Development for Apple Watch is right on schedule, and we expect to begin shipping in April.

When the Apple Watch was announced, Apple gave a vague "early 2015" launch date for the device, making it unclear when it would actually ship. Several rumors recently pointed towards a March launch date for the device, but it appears it will actually begin shipping out to consumers a month later, in April.

Cook confirmed that the Apple Watch's April shipping date was within the expected range of early 2015, which Apple considers to be the first four months of the year. Cook also said there are some amazing apps in the works for the device, and he mentioned that he couldn't live without the Apple Watch.

My expectations are very high on it. I'm using it every day and love it and can't live without it.

Now that we know when the Apple Watch is expected to launch, the only unknowns about the device are battery life and its cost. Rumors have suggested that battery life will be somewhat disappointing, lasting approximately 19 hours during "mixed use."

Cost is also up in the air, aside from a known starting price of $349 for the lower-end device. Pricing on the middle tier version is unclear, as is pricing for the high-end gold Apple Watch, which rumors suggest could sell for thousands of dollars.

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diddl14 Avatar
123 months ago
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
My Name is URL Avatar
123 months ago
April 30th probably haha
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serban Avatar
123 months ago
On schedule ?? April is not begin of 2015 anymore
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chekk Avatar
123 months ago
I live in SF and saw an apple watch in the wild yesterday--on the wrist of a guy in the car next to mine while stopped at a light. I was on a commute route headed south to the peninsula so assume it was an Apple employee doing some field testing. It had a polished metal case and a blue leather band. Clearly an Apple Watch due to the rounded case and crown. Looked good in person; well proportioned on the wrist. I have a Pebble Steel and it seemed about the same proportions.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shandyman Avatar
123 months ago
On schedule ?? April is not begin of 2015 anymore

They did not say beginning of 2015, they said early 2015. April still counts as early 2015, anything up to June could count really, as it's still in the first half.

I though most rumors suggested March...I guess that's why they're rumors.

I suspect the rumours of March are wrong for release, but right for launch event, show it off, announce pre-order date and ship date.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macdude2010 Avatar
123 months ago
I'm putting my money on April 17th being the launch date, about 1 week before Q2 results go live, they can announce the first weekend numbers then.
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