Apple building extension to Yerba Buena Center for its media event on March 9th

Apple building extension to Yerba Buena Center for its media event on March 9th
In advance of its March 9th media event, Apple is apparently building an extension to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. A white building is under construction and according to those who have been in the area, security guards are patrolling the grounds wearing shirts that read "Apple Security." While invitations that were sent out by Apple for the event didn't mention a specific product, the invites did say "Spring Ahead," which is a reference to Daylight Savings Time. Americans move their clocks ahead one hour the day before the event and the reference to it is considered to be a hint that the focus will be on the Apple Watch.

Back in September, Apple built a similar extension which was used to hold demos of the new Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch. While Apple introduced its smartwatch at the time, there was plenty of information that was not revealed including the pricing for the more expensive models. In addition, at the upcoming event we should learn more about the battery life of the device, and whether the timepiece is officially water resistant. Apple CEO Tim Cook says that he wears his in the shower, so it would appear to have an IP certification rating.

Perhaps the most important information to be released will be the expected launch date for the Apple Watch. Cook has previously said that the device will not be released before April.


source: 9to5Mac via RedmondPie

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13 Comments

3. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Some 170 hours remaining.... This is going to be (hard to describe).

5. seven7dust unregistered

same old samsung trolls on every Apple article. these guys aren't even original anymore

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why Samsung trolls. Do you know what they are? I found that the worse people are the Apple zealots.

6. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There isn't anything I'd consider "revolutionary" about an Apple Watch. Smartwatches have existed for years now, between Samsung Gear and Android Wear, there is room for one more that can change things up a bit I am sure. Though, I can't find anything that Apple can do yet, that would make smartwatches be something to replace phones, or be called revolutionary. That would mean a whole new utilization of what a watch does and what smart means. Apple plays things safe and refines existing technology, but nothing they do is "revolutionary" as they keep claiming. I've heard them use this word so many times that it has lost its power.

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Listen, the Apple Watch isn't here to convince skeptics that there is something "revolutionary" about it. In short, if you don't see anything "great" about it move along I'm sure someone else will. Also, of the current smartwatches available how are their sales doing? care to reflect on that? (Revolutionary, is a word that Apple can be related to. The mouse brought to the mass market by Apple. The click wheel, brought to the market by Apple. Multi-touch, brought to the market by Apple. The digital crown which has yet to be brought to the market.)

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Listen, the Apple Watch isn't here to convince skeptics that there is something "revolutionary" about it. In short, if you don't see anything "great" about it move along I'm sure someone else will. Also, of the current smartwatches available how are their sales doing? care to reflect on that? (Revolutionary, is a word that Apple can be related to. The mouse brought to the mass market by Apple. The click wheel, brought to the market by Apple. Multi-touch, brought to the market by Apple. The digital crown which has yet to be brought to the market.)

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude, the Apple Watch isn't meant to replace your phone or be as revolutionary as the original iPhone. It is a nice accessary/ jewelry that has some nice tech in it. Honestly, I think it's more of a iPod replacement revenue wise. Now The car is a whole different story....

11. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Its probably because they want to make sure they have a year to work on getting DST right.

12. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

can't wait!

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