Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook confirms

Caitlin McGarry
28 January, 2015
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Apple Watch, apple, macworld australiaWe knew it was coming sometime this autumn, but now we have a more narrow timeframe: Apple Watch starts shipping in April, Tim Cook said.

So it’s not an exact date, but we’re getting closer. Cook dropped the news on Apple’s quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, saying Apple Watch is “on schedule” and will ship in April. The company reportedly hasn’t publicly committed to a date because Cook and co. are still working on the device’s battery life.

According to a recent 9to5Mac scoop, Apple is aiming for 19 hours of mixed active and passive use, but isn’t sure it can nail that goal for the first generation of Apple Watches.

But Cupertino isn’t exactly hurting due to Apple Watch delays. The company reported US$18 billion in profit on US$74.6 billion in revenue for the first quarter of the year after shipping 74.5 million iPhones.

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  1. Wayne Robinson says:

    As much as I like Apple, I’ve already got my Smart Watch. It’s the Garmin 920XT, which has everything I want. GPS, heart rate monitor, WiFi, Bluetooth, step counter (I’m not so pleased with the function that tells me to ‘Move!’ If I’ve been still for too long though). And the battery lasts at least 3-4 days before it needs to be recharged (the previous Garmin 910 had a distressingly small battery capacity of less than 2 days requiring daily recharging).

    I won’t be buying the Apple watch. You only need one, if that.

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