It has come and gone: Apple's 'Spring Forward' keynote!!
What incredible, new, life-changing, marvel of technology does the oligopolist tech-company have for us now??
The Apple Watch!!
Apple is finally entering the wearable tech arena in a big way and things look incredible!!
Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, took to the stage to tease us with other cool announcements before getting to the Apple Watch, but it's all good because wow these are seriously awesome!
HBO has a new subscription service that is ONLY available on Apple TV in April for $14.99/month… it's called HBO Now! That means that unless you buy an Apple TV, you'll stilll have to buy HBO through a cable or satellite TV provider!
Also, the Apple TV is now only $69! …giggity!
And now, the pièce de résistance… oh wait, nope, there's one more thing…
The new MacBook! Weighing in at only two pounds and is only 13.1-mm thick! That's 24% thinner than the previous model!! Even crazier? It comes in three colors: silver, space grey, and "stunning" gold! (The MacBook Air is also getting an update, but this is NOT what we're talking about — the Air will stay the same, except some bumps in speed! Might as well be the Air 2.0 though with how thin and light it is.)
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Now, without further ado/amazing products, meet the Apple Watch!
This incredible, new piece of tech keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), has Apple Pay so you can just tap your watch to buy things and, drum roll… you can receive calls right on your watch!!
Yup, it literally has a speaker and a microphone!! (No guarantees from Tim Cook you won't look ridiculous using it though…)
There are three different versions of the watch: the aluminum Apple Watch Sport, the stainless steel Apple Watch, and then the opulent 18kt gold Apple Edition!!
All three models of watch can send little doodles you draw on the watch face, call Ubers, hold your boarding pass, display hotel info, show instagram photos and even show a view from your home security cameras!!
What's most important is you can do all of this with its "all day" 18-hour battery life. With "normal" use — whatever that means! We'll see!
The Sport model comes with a high performance band, similar to other sports watches, and is priced at $349 for the 38mm model and $399 for the 42mm one!
The stainless steel Apple Watch (a step up from the aluminum), is priced at $549-$1049 (38mm) and $599-$1099 (42mm).
Here's the craziest thing… the Apple Edition, an 18kt gold watch, made of a custom gold that Apple invented so their watch would be more scratch resistant, is priced starting at…
That's right, $10,000 for their top of line, newest product. Apple is basically saying: "Do you have $1 million?? Spend 1% of your net worth on a smart watch!" Nuts!!
The Watches are available April 10th for pre-order and in-store preview!!
Will you be getting the Apple Watch??
- Time is an illusion. (10%)
- The gold one!! (5%)
- No! (54%)
- Yes! (30%)
Total Votes: 1,256
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