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The Apple Watch Release Date Is in April, Tim Cook Says

Alyssa Bereznak
National Correspondent, Technology
Yahoo Tech

(Yahoo Tech)

Start prepping your wrists: The long-awaited Apple Watch will start shipping this April.

During Apple’s quarterly earnings call this Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook said to expect a release month of April but declined to give specific dates as to when we’ll be able to place an order for the device or what day, specifically, it will start shipping. 

Cook, however, did make it clear that he loves the thing. 

“I can’t live without it,” he said.

READ: David Pogue’s first impressions and photos of the Apple Watch

As you’ll recall, the Apple Watch was announced in September 2014 and will include features such as heartbeat messaging, holistic fitness tracking, and the company’s latest Apple Pay technology. It is Apple’s first new category of devices since entering the tablet market with the iPad in 2010.

Apple said the gadget’s base model will start at a cool $349. As for the price of the fancier models? Well, that still remains a mystery. But at least we know a little more about the “when,” if not the “how much.”

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