Apple Inc unveils their new mega Watch that can do a lot of things, including allow you know when your spouse is cheating and let you know if you’ll see heaven. #kidding. But it can do a lot of things like help you check into a hotel, check your heart rate, help you call a Uber taxi, remind you of an appointment and much more. Prices for the Sport model start at $349 while the stainless steel Watch starts at $549 and the Edition costs a staggering $10,000.
From Reuters: Apple Inc. launched its long-awaited watch on Monday, including yellow or rose gold models with sapphire faces costing up to $17,000, but investors questioned whether Chief Executive Tim Cook’s first product would be a breakaway hit.
Apple’s first new device since Cook became CEO will be available for order on April 10 and in stores on April 24, including chic boutiques in Paris, London and Tokyo.
In a nod to both fashion and technology, Cook shared the stage with model Christy Turlington Burns, who used it to train for a marathon, and Apple engineers who showed off apps, including how to call an Uber car with the watch.
Apple shares barely budged, however. Investors and analysts agreed that Apple would sell millions to fans but questioned whether it had a “killer app” that would engage a broader audience. Apple in September gave a sneak peek of the watch which included many features shown on Monday.
“I think there’s a niche market for these kind of Apple tech people who love Apple and will buy anything they come out with. But I just don’t know if it’s going to be the power product that everyone’s looking for,” said Daniel Morgan, senior portfolio manager at Synovus Trust Company in Atlanta, Georgia, who described Wall Street as “scratching its head”.
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