It's been five months since Apple took the wraps off the company's flagship device Watch at Cupertino, California, USA.
Now, the American company is hosting an event 'Spring Forward' at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco to announce the release details of the Watch on 9 March.
The new Apple Watch runs on the iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device. It also features the Digital Crown, a creative way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without much distraction on the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button and also an easy access to Siri®, voice assistant.
The Retina® display on Apple Watch features Force Touch, a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to quickly and easily access controls within apps.
Apple Watch comes packed with state-of-the-art technology based Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that together discreetly enable an entirely new vocabulary of alerts and notifications you can both hear and feel. Apple has custom-designed its own S1 SiP (System in Package) to miniaturize an entire computer architecture onto a single chip.
Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone.
As far as number of variant is concerned, it is said to made available in three distinct collectable editions—Apple Watch (Normal), Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition (special)—available in two different sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm. These beautifully designed smart wearable models ship with durable enclosures which are precision crafted from custom alloys of polished space-black stainless steel/ space-gray/silver anodized aluminum and a special edition luxury model is said to be made of 18-karat rose or yellow gold.
Apple Watch is compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running the latest version of iOS 8.
As per the Apple's official press statement released in September 2014, Apple Watch price starts at $349 (around €321/₹21,900) in the USA.
Once released, Apple Watch will become the company's newest device category to enter the market after the iconic iPad series made its debut in 2010.
However, it remains to be seen if Apple Watch be able to disrupt the market like its popular cousins- iPod series did in MP3 player business, iPhone in smartphones and iPad in tablet category. Only time will tell.