It’s been quite a while since Apple gave us any official information on its first wearable – but that looks set to change, after invitations were sent out by the company for an event in March.
Apple last gave us information about the wearable tech back in autumn 2014, but now we could be getting many more details on the device.
Apple had been rumoured to release a smartwatch several years ago, but has finally decided to take the plunge this year in an effort to tackle the Android Wear platform.
Apple is pulling out all of the stops to ensure that it can take on the likes of the Moto 360 – implementing its own iOS platform on the wearable.
The US based company is also introducing a wide selection of designs for users to choose from as well. Three different versions are all boasting two separate sizes, whilst straps are completely interchangeable, giving consumers plenty of choices.
One of the main talking points around the Apple Watch is the Digital Crown control system that’s being included. Looking much like a winding control you’d find on a classic watch, the Digital Crown allows you to manage your display without using the small touch screen.
You can of course use the screen to make your way from app to app, but Apple is promising an improved experience with its new design option.
More information should be revealed about the way you can use the wearable tech during this latest event, which is scheduled for the second week of March.
Apple’s smartwatch event has been scheduled for March 9th at 5pm GMT. In a slightly strange move, it’s being hosted in the German capital of Berlin, which is quite a way from its normal venue on the West Coast of the USA.
Apple is pretty exclusive when it comes down to who it invites over to look at its things – so if you don’t have an invite, you probably won’t be getting in.
However, it’s likely that we’ll be getting some form of live stream for the event, normally accessible through Apple powered devices, just to be awkward.
This means that you’ll be able to catch the event via iPad, iPhone, Mac or iPod – but not your Windows PCs or other smartphones or tablets.
Of course, there will be plenty of live blogs and other information sources available if you don’t have access to an Apple device.
Many are hoping that all of their questions about the device will be answered at the event – mainly surrounding a solid release date, price and rumoured problems being solved.
Many bets are hedged for a release date sometime during April, but Apple could surprise us by releasing the device before then.
Either way, it’s highly likely that we’ll be seeing mass hysteria surrounding the launch when it does arrive, as was the case with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Written by Luke Hatfield