Speaking at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced it's most personal product yet - the Apple Watch.
The Watch will come in three versions - the Apple Watch Sport in polished or black stainless steel, the standard Apple Watch in grey or silver anodized aluminium, and the luxury Watch Edition, available in rose or yellow 18 carat gold developed to be up to twice as hard as standard gold. Each model will be available in two sizes - 38 mm and 42 mm.
The device aims to change the way we communicate by sending and receiving messages, answering calls made to your iPhone, and sharing personalised health information. Users will navigate the interface using a traditional looking side-winder, called a Digital Crown, instead of Apple’s favoured pinch-to-display technology made famous by the iPhone. Rotating the Crown allows the wearer to zoom in and out, as well as scroll and navigate. It will also serve as a form of home button, and point of activation for digital assistant Siri.
Siri can be used to dictate longer messages into text or to be sent as a voice message, alongside searching for film listings etc.
The Watch's Taptic Engine will enable the wearer to be guided while running the Maps app through a series of gentle vibrations, removing the need to look at the screen. The Watches will come with interchangeable straps made of viton (synthetic rubber), quilted or plain leather, or metal mesh or links.Prices start at $349, and the models will be available to buy from early 2015. UK pricing has not yet been released.
Apple Watch is the most personal product Apple has ever made, because it’s the first one designed to be worn. Watch the video here, narrated by Jony Ive, Senior Vice President, Design at Apple.
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