Apple Watch could start shipping in February (2015)

Apple Watch could start shipping in February (2015)
Immediately after Apple announced its Watch, some were probably disappointed to find out that the wearable device would not be available to buy this year. Instead, Apple said that it’s planning to release the Watch in “early 2015”.

According to The Information and a person familiar with the matter, the Cupertino company would be “lucky” to ship the Watch “by Valentine’s Day” - thus, by February 14. Reportedly, Apple had initially planned to launch its smartwatch this year, but it didn’t manage to perfect the software in due time. As you may know, the Apple Watch will come with a brand new iOS UI that includes, among others, round app icons.

While Apple didn’t reveal the specs of its Watch, it’s been reported that the device would feature 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, hence being comparable to the current crop of Android Wear and Tizen smartwatches. Prices for the Apple Watch will start at $349 for the standard edition, and could go up to thousands of dollars for models made out of gold.


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69 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Android Wear > iWatch Still waiting for Microsoft's Surface Watch though.

3. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

You sound so butthurt, price aside, there's no way android wear is better, heck even worse than Samsung tizen smartwatch. No heartbeat sensor No health apps No digital crown Lack of band customisation

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Fwiw , idon't think iwatch is better. That's my opinion. Still waiting for Microsoft's Surface watch though.

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7589; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is a number of Android Wear watches that have a heart rate monitor. Not to mention there is even health apps as well for Android Wear. True about the digital crown. But you are so wrong about lack of band customization. Especially if you go with an Android Wear watch that can use regular 22mm watch bands. Then you can already order hundreds of watch bands online or just go to a local jewelry store and buy one. Considering people will not be able to get an Apple Watch for another 5 months. That is like dog years in tech.

11. Donforreal

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

That "no digital crown" part was a joke inserted into your opinion right?

17. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

So you're saying pinch to zoom is better on a less than 2 inch screen is better?

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Double tap should work just as well.

29. Donforreal

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Just saying, if that's a thing then my Shield tablet came with a "digital sceptor". Lol

35. sgodsell

Posts: 7589; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple should have made a simple interface. You still have to use another hand to use the crown. Not to mention who in the world wants to view their photos on a 38mm or 42mm display, especially since you still have to carry the iPhone with you. Since that's the case, then why would you want to view photos on a tiny display. I guess it will give you bragging rights.

13. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

All things you wont use, and good luck using that thing as your running watch.

18. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Unless you're obese and you refuse to run

24. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

That is not what he is saying, he is saying that the watch itself is not really handy for running. A fitbit for example is more appropriate

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

No heartbeat sensor? The Moto360 (which is Android Wear) has one No health apps yet, fitness apps they do have No digital crown, thank god Lack of band customisation? Most Android Wear watches have a standard band mechanism, replaceable by most normal watch band. Besides most brands have band customisation of their own (just not as many as Apple has)

65. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think all these watches are just the usual "first gen" kind of products, maybe a couple more down the line things will start to get really streamlined and they'll be better. Thing is - mobile phones pretty much killed off the watch as a practical item, they're now more fashion pieces than anything for those that still wear them - these new watches aren't very fashionable and won't carry much cachet for those people. Outside the really techy nerd or fanboy, perhaps the runners and fitness guys (though the designs still don't lend themselves well to that) I don't see who the market is. They're trying to make devices for the very market they mostly killed off - everyone had phones that were replaced with far more useful ones, relatively few people still use watches, those that do aren't usually the particularly techy types.

2. Elfmonster unregistered

So the phone bends and breaks, and the OS destroys usability... So what do you all think will be the horrible, awful, soul-crushing problem with this ugly ass watch?

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Complexity. Bugs. Lack of focus. Invasive data mining. Hassle of charging it every day or more. Apple could have gotten rid of all the health monitoring sensors and made a much nicer watch. Leave the health monitoring stuff to an exercise band, i.e. something purpose built for health reasons.

5. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Does it bend like the 6 plus?

22. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

The real question is: Will it blend?

36. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I've course it will.

6. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

It's called don't put your phone in your back pocket. It's a phablet. Or just buy a good outter box case. Duh!

8. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Too bad it bends even if you put it in your front pocket.... But hey, go ahead and iDefend all you want... I just hope you're being compensated for your hard work LMAO

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dumb asses will be dumb asses DVV. It's a side effect of having no girl, or social life bro.

20. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

It sounds like darkk's describing someone that has posted over 11315 times. Whoever iDefended over 11315 times definitely don't have a girl or social life. Maybe he thinks his wife is siri LMAOOOOOOO

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31605; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't have a girl, I have a wife. I don't come to this site to be a simple idiot, trouble maker, and a bother to people over what they like. Plain and simple, regardless to what you post, that's a weak existence, and speaks volumes about the person you are. For the record, Siri is the personal assistant on my iPhone.

32. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

"I don't come to this site to be a simple idiot, trouble maker" - says the guy who supposedly have a wife & social life but have posted/iDefended over 11320 times Calling people dumb asses for speaking the truth must be a heroic thing to do nowadays. That used to be a '12 year old' thing to do :)

39. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

No you don't have a wife. iBoy. You said you have a iMaginary iWife. Last time.

41. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

If his iWife and his iMaginary wife finds out that hes a "peadophile" , I wonder how will she react, and what will she do. Nuerobioligst, last-time, said that his son got caught robbing a persons iPhone.

12. tuckeran5607

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

"Outter box Case" lol. An iphone User's best friend. There are more cases out there then otter box *GASP* I know right?

27. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Actually, I see a lot of people with Lifeproof cases.

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Or even in your front pocket and sit with it.

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