Apple Targeting Early April Launch Date for Apple Watch

Apple has not provided details on when the Apple Watch might begin shipping to customers beyond the broad "April" launch date shared by CEO Tim Cook, but new information provided to MacRumors suggests the Apple Watch could see a release more towards the beginning of April rather than the end of the month.

According to a reliable source that spoke with MacRumors, Apple is planning to begin moving Apple Watches to centralized distribution points in the U.S. during the first few days of the month, with an Apple Watch release possibly coming during the first full week of April, between April 6 and April 10.

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A launch date around this time would see the Apple Watch shipping approximately one month after the company's planned March 9 media event, where it is expected to unveil new details about the Apple Watch. There are many details about the device that the company has kept under wraps, including its prospective battery life and full pricing details on the middle tier Apple Watch and higher-end Apple Watch Edition.

Apple will likely share a specific Apple Watch release date during the March 9 event, and we're also likely to find out whether the company will be accepting pre-orders. With an early April launch timeline, Apple could begin accepting pre-orders during the last week of March.

Apple will be live streaming its March 9 media event, and MacRumors will also be providing live coverage of the information the company unveils about the Apple Watch.

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troop231 Avatar
122 months ago
This could really be taken the wrong way. :eek::eek:

Fappy Hour? :p
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122 months ago
My wrist is ready.
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122 months ago
Que the Chinese lady interpreter. No worries, I have been practicing.:cool::D:p
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122 months ago
Seems like it would be sooner after a March 9th media event. I'm skeptical. Either way, looking forward to seeing one in person.
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122 months ago
I heard that it will work with a third party glucose monitor. My guess is you might be able to deduct that as a medical expense, but don't try justifying the Apple Watch Edition to get you over 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. Ask a tax accountant, but the common sense test says the Watch is a personal expense.

Ask your doctor if the Apple Watch is right for you!
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122 months ago
This is how I name all of my devices from Apple:

iMac - iMac
MacBook Pro - LaptopMac
iPhone - PocketMac
iPad - MacTab

Say hello to WristMac!
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