Today Apple announced their earnings and sales for the holiday quarter of 2014. The company sold 74.5 million iPhones, and had strong earnings which were fueled by the newly released iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. While the information about Apple's financial situation is interesting for investors and analysts, it's really of no consequence to general consumers. However, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a statement during today's earnings call that is of great significance to anyone interested in Apple's upcoming smartwatch, the Apple Watch. 

Like the iPhone, the Apple watch was announced several months prior to its shipping date. Until today, the only information about when Apple Watch would be available was that it was coming in early 2015. While there's still no specific launch date, Cook stated that the development for the Apple Watch was proceeding according to schedule, and that the company expected to begin shipping it in April. Unfortunately, concrete information about the price of all the different models and the battery life of Apple Watch is still unknown. It will be interesting to see if more details get confirmed in the upcoming weeks and months as we get closer to April.

Source: Apple via Macrumors

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  • Spoony - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - link

    Not really, it's barely there... the bitter end of early 2015. Apple always does this, it is silly.
  • ingwe - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - link

    I am no Apple fanboy, but I think a lot of companies do this.
  • Glaurung - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - link

    Tim Cook clarified in the earnings call that when it comes to product releases, Apple divides the year into three 4 month blocks. Jan-April counts as "early," May-Aug as "mid," and Sep-Dec as "late."
  • solipsism - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - link

    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr = Early
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug = Mid
    Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec = Late

    No reality distortion field in play here. Specifically, the end of April is the latest you can go and still consider it Early, although I suppose you don't use months, but days and hours cut into thirds you may have a few extra days in May due to February being shorter, but so far I've never seen a company (or anyone else) attempt to do so.
  • milleron - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - link

    Deciding whether mid-April is early 2015 is akin to debating how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, isn't it?
  • eanazag - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - link

    I hope their wireless charging is well done, so this can carry over to their other devices.
  • ruthan - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - link

    One more appple crapp, where is Geforce 960 review, or mainstream doesnt matter?
  • name99 - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - link

    You do realize Apple had the most profitable quarter of any public company in history, and that this post stems from that announcement?
    You may not like it, but Apple news is a hell of lot more "mainstream" than the details of a niche videocard...
  • ruthan - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - link

    Hitler had bonus profitable year in 1944..
  • ghitz - Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - link


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