Today was a big day for those who religiously use Apple products, as the major tech corporation announced what’s to come at their ‘Spring Forward’ event.
The company’s CEO Tim Cook kicked off the event for those in attendance, as well as viewers tuning in on their live stream earlier today, and led into many announcements about the highly-anticipated Apple Watch, a new kind of Macbook, and much more. Soon enough, everyone and their mothers will be rocking an Apple Watch – if they can afford it.
See all of the most important announcements from the event below, and see the full event stream here.
1. The Apple Watch finally sees a price and release date for consumers – the watch is set to hit Apple stores, available for purchase, on April 24th, and will be sold at a starting price of $349. The product will have an 18-hour battery life, and incorporate different choices of style – including colors of stainless steel, aluminum, and gold. There are plenty of activities that you can do with the watch, and it will even tell you when you need to accomplish some daily exercise! To read more about the Apple Watch, you can go here.
2. The Macbook is back, and better than ever, and will be coming in brand new colors for users. Not only can you get the newly-styled laptop in gold, silver, and space grey, but it’s also set to be weighing in at only 2 pounds. The keyboard style is also different, as it’s widely spread across the laptop, as well as each key having its own backlight. Read more here.
3. If you are an HBO Now user, you should know that it will be exclusive to Apple TV going forward in April after the premiere of Game Of Thrones. The service will be $14.99 per month, and if you are thinking you need to count your coins to afford Apple TV, you’re in luck; it’s being lowered from $99 to $69.
4. iOS 8.2 is made to be available today, and includes the app for Apple Watch, as well as being compatible for the iPhone when it launches in April. Go ahead and try out the new watch app by downloading it right now!
SOURCE: Apple | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty