Apple Watch won't ship before April, says Tim Cook

Apple Watch won't ship before April, says Tim Cook
Apple today posted its fiscal Q1 2015 earnings, the highlight here being a record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones sold from October to December 2014. Besides that, the Cupertino company also revealed when fans should expect to see the Apple Watch in stores. More exactly, Tim Cook mentioned that the Watch would start shipping in April. That's a bit later that we'd anticipated: last year, when the Apple Watch was first announced, Tim Cook said that the device would be released in "early 2015." April is not even in the first quarter of the year, so it looks like Apple still has a lot of work to do before its Watch is ready to embrace consumers' wrists.

As you may have heard, the Apple Watch will be quite pricey. The cheapest model will cost $349. Some versions, including the Apple Watch Edition, which has a case crafted from 18k-carat gold, will end up costing thousands of dollars. It's said that the Apple Watch will have a powerful processor (at least for a smartwatch), as well as a Retina-class display. However, battery life may not be that great. Not long ago, Tim Cook said that you'd probably have to recharge the Watch daily.

So, who's looking forward to buying an Apple Watch this April?


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29 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bummer, but I'll be ready when AppleWatch is ready.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

Hajaha I told everyone it's going to me may- July if it's true they are sacrifices of the battery for screen res and CPU that's not good since it's the first gen. They should have tested the market first. This is how we all know the spoke watch was rushed at the keynote last year a few devices no one can touch with a screen that was not the size you would get and the software that was not finished apple pushed the announcement of the watch because of the drop in shares before the keynote because they are so late to the wearable game

13. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

You sure told us...

16. sgodsell

Posts: 6895; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple announced their Apple Watch at the beginning of September 2014. Now if they release it in April 2015, then that means it will be 8 months since they announced it. Talk about a last minute project for Apple.

18. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

i agree, but its called Grammar man!!! take some english classes please!! or jus check b4 u post, for the love of God man!!

17. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

it will never be "ready," just like the itoy

2. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Apple Watch Baby...,

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I will soon be enjoying that sweet piece of tech wizardry TM.

11. seven7dust unregistered

just wondering which version people are interested in , I'm currently liking the metallic silver version, it looks like a regular watch, almost swiss made , which is why i like it.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sport for me

31. lukkiristi unregistered

Well, not soon.

19. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

that one baby that NEEDS to go out with the Bathwater

3. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

the applewatch will ship once the world realizes that wearables are useless...

7. engineer-1701d unregistered

I love my smart watch it's used every day for texts notes weather updates notifications emails calls Google cars that I watch upcoming new episodes of my favorite shows How is this useless I used to be a person saying wearable are pointless useless and are not needed man was I wrong

23. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

thank you

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'll admit, its slick. But it needs more juice for myself, even if it a cord that ran up the sleeve to pack in pocket, lol. Well maybe not, but I see battery replacements coming up about a year from this April. Is battery replaceable, that would negate life issue quite a bit if just picking up another later. As an exchange might be iffy in something likely to wear fast due to people naturally being aloof at times an bashing it on corners an stuff. No?

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

Yeah I finally cracked my android wear thanks to a climbing a roof and got the glass edge on the steel corner of the ladder so mad but work will pay for another

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yeah no offense, it happens to everyone eventually.

12. seven7dust unregistered

well sapphire display will probably be a lot stronger but who knows ? Apple usually focusses on build quality a lot ,so fingers crossed !!!

30. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Correction, they focus on design first and foremost. The build quality of iphones is absolute sh*t. Easily 5% of the ones I sell are defective in some way, and the screen on the 6 scratches for like, no reason.

25. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

nice company then

24. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Apple having replacement batteries!?!?!?!?! Samsung should sue

9. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Can't wait! April can't come any sooner...

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man I know, can't wait.

29. drunkenjay

Posts: 1647; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

1 day of bettery life? I will pass. If it had 1 week then i will consider it. might as well you your hand next to a charger all day.

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