Apple Watch Release Date and Price Range Revealed

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During the big event on Monday, March 9, in San Francisco, Apple officially unveiled its smartwatch line, simply called Apple Watch.

– Apple Watch Sport is composed of customized aluminum alloy. Comes in silver or Space Gray. Color bands are made of high-performance plastic. $349 for 38mm, $399 for 42mm sizes.

– Apple Watch (steel case) starts at $549 (38mm) and goes up to $1,049, depending on band. 42mm is $50 more.

– Apple Watch Edition (18-karat gold case) starts at $10,000, with options ranging all the way to $17,000.

– You can preorder all models starting April 10. Shipping April 24.

– Apple Watch will be available in several countries, including UK, Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany and France.

– Communicates with iPhone over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Can be anywhere in house, not just in Bluetooth range.

– iPhone will download apps for Watch via Apple Watch Store.

– “all-day battery life” with 18 hours in typical day.

– You can connect one Apple Watch to another Apple Watch.