THE APPLE WATCH will launch on 9 March, according to invites sent out by Apple today.
The highly anticipated launch event for Apple's first smartwatch has been confirmed as happening in just over a week's time at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
In typical sparse Apple style, the invite is little more than an image of the Apple logo, with the words "Spring forward".
The imaginatively-named Apple Watch was announced during the firm's iPhone 6 launch event on 9 September, marking the company's first leap into the wearables market.
We've rounded up everything we know so far about the Apple Watch, including its specifications, release date and pricing details. Be sure to keep this page bookmarked as we'll be updating it as soon as we learn more.
After confirming in September that the Apple Watch would be available in "early 2015", Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the wearable will arrive on the shelves in April, despite speculation that it would arrive in March and a launch event on 9 March.
The Apple Watch will be available to buy from $349 (around £216), which will bag buyers the sports model.
Apple hasn't revealed how much the more expensive metal and gold versions will cost. However, a leak via iGen.fr claims that the stainless steel smartwatch will be priced at $500, while the gold Apple Watch could fetch between "$4,000 and $5,000".
If you have a spare $30,150, an 18-carat rose gold version with 15.14 carats of diamonds can be pre-ordered now via third-party jeweller Mervis Diamond.
The Apple Watch will be made available in 1.5in and 1.7in screen sizes and, while Apple has yet to cough on the display resolution, the Apple Watch SDK has revealed that these will be 272x340 and 312x390, respectively.
The Apple Watch will run a version of iOS designed from the ground up for Apple's debut wearable device.
It supports touch navigation, but the fresh UI can also be controlled by the handset's 'Digital Crown'. This mechanical wheel, like that which you would normally use to set the time on an analogue watch, lets you scroll and browse through the user interface.
For example, scrolling the wheel will allow you to zoom in and out on Apple's Maps app, while tapping the button takes you back to the homepage.
Apple's new 'Taptic engine' also improves the mapping experience, buzzing wearers with different vibrations when they need to turn left or right. This feature can also be used to send fellow Apple Watch wearers a nudge, and for notification alerts.
The watch, as rumours had suggested, comes stuffed full of health and fitness sensors, and is capable of measuring heart rate and body movements. This all comes baked in to Apple's new Activity and Workout apps, where users can also count calories and set personal goals.
However, Apple had reportedly planned to stuff the device full of more advanced health features - such as sensors to measure stress and oxygen levels - but encountered reliability issues during testing.
NFC will also come inside the device, allowing wearers to make use of the Apple Pay contactless payments service, which is also available on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.
No specifics on the smartwatch's battery have yet been announced, but Tim Cook has admitted that the Apple Watch will need to be "charged daily".
That claim might be optimistic, however, as a more recent report has claimed that the Apple Watch battery might last a mere 2.5 hours with heavy application use.
Like most smartwatches, you will need a compatible iPhone to be able to use the Apple Watch. The firm has said that supported handsets include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5. µ
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