apple watch event

Apple this morning sent out press invitations for a special event, set to take place on Monday, March 9th. The Loop shared the invite (shown above), which invites attendees to ‘Spring forward,’ and says it will be held in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

There’s no official word on what Apple will talk about during the event, but the consensus is the company will reveal further details about the Apple Watch. It’s also possible that Tim Cook and Co. could introduce rumored projects such as the 12-inch MacBook or iPad Pro.

Unveiled last September, and scheduled to launch in April, there is still a lot we don’t know about the Cupertino firm’s highly anticipated wearable. Apple has yet to mention pricing beyond the starting price of $349, and has been fairly quiet regarding things like battery life.

What we do know, however, is that the Apple Watch will come in three versions: Sport, Standard and Edition, and two sizes: 38mm and 42mm. It’ll support Apple Pay, app push notifications, fitness tracking, and a wide range of other functions, but it will rely on an iPhone.

The last time Apple held an event in the spring was in 2012, when it introduced the third-generation iPad and Apple TV.

Source: The Loop

 

  • Shortest blog post ever. I’m really excited for this event and I hope Apple have improved their smartwatch since they announced it. I also hope that they’ll announce some new Macs because I’m looking to upgrade to a new Mac sometimes this year.

  • hhumbert

    MBA, MBA, MBA…. (crossing fingers).

  • Zach Krase

    YES

  • Franklin Richards

    Ah damnit. I guess the Apple Watch is launching after my birthday then.

    • John

      Wouldn’t it have always launched after you’re birthday?
      Tim said a while back that it would launch in April.

      • Franklin Richards

        That’s true. But wishful thinking always had me hoping it’ll come out before April.

    • MLB

      mine too! (April)

  • Merman123

    It’s happening.

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    Hoping for MBA or MBP

    • :(

      I hope not the MBP. That would make me cry

      • Elias Chao

        I do hope they update the MBP (best processor, best battery life?), just if they keep the ability to upgrade both RAM and HDD. It’s the best option so far if you want to update it at some time in the future.

      • Andrew

        You already can’t upgrade it, if I recall correctly. I’m pretty sure everything is soldered together.

      • Elias Chao

        The newest model is from 2012, and yes, you can upgrade the HDD and RAM. Also you could install a SSD on the Super Drive bay.

        On the rMBP (‘r’ stands for Retina) you’re not able to update any part of its hardware afaik.

      • Andrew

        My bad, I was thinking rMBP

  • Andres

    Yas

  • Yujin

    Tim says he showers with the watch so maybe they will reveal additional info that was not previously known.

    • Victor

      Hope it is water resistant. Or Tim Cook just has to get rid of all those prototypes 🙂

  • Maxim∑

    NO PLEASE MY WALLET IS ALREADY EMPTY NOT NOW NOOOOOOOOOO

    • Fanboy 

      Start selling kidney, etc.

      • Jason Baroni

        Chineses pay good prices in the black market

  • …but it will rely on an iPhone.

    Well this sucks. It’d be nice if it’d at least function as a watch without being paired with an iPhone or when your iPhones battery dies…

    • Al

      Agreed. And I just don’t know about this Apple Watch. I have a iPhone & iPad along with a Mac, I don’t really wear watches… There’s no doubt in my mind the Apple Watch will be awesome. I can’t find a reason for it…

      • The use case seems to be not being ignorant by taking your phone at of your pocket when talking to others but instead making the other person feel like you’re in a rush and have to be somewhere else because you’re constantly checking your watch…

      • Al

        So, basically checking your watch constantly is being less of an ignorant than checking the phone? Its as if owning the Apple Watch will make a person less of an idiot. I tend to think eventually the Apple Watch will not rely on an iPhone. And when that happens.. I think that’s when it will play a serious role, until then I’m skeptical. It’s going to sell millions.. No doubt, but I’ll be passing up on it..

    • John

      In my opinion, I cannot see why BASIC watch functions would need an iPhone connected to it because the watch won’t sync alarms and you can add them on the watch itself, along with changing the date and time.

      I image the iphone would be needed for things like GPS, messaging and calls.

    • Kenneth Delgado

      Hi Aidan, quick question. How did you get your profile picture to look like that?

      • marco1993

        Add this photo as your profile pic on disqus

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        I’ll like one like that for me also 🙂

      • marco1993

        Sorry for the late reply was out of town

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        Wooooo!

      • Brian May

        Same here marco!!

      • marco1993

        Here you go

      • Brian May

        Thank you so much Marco. You didn’t have to, but you did. And that makes you awesome!

  • Ok, I’ll be there, thanks

  • Andy Copeland

    It’s been 3 years. Apple give me my new Apple TV!

  • Elias

    Tremendous amount of excitement!

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    I wish they surprise us with a round version of the watch!

    • John

      Not gonna happen.

      More chance they will give away a free Apple Watch edition to anyone who had an iCloud account.

      • RarestName

        They know where you live~

  • TechLove

    Here I am, watching my watch thinking weather I should change my watch or wait and watch how the new watch is and watch my friends with the watch and then wait and watch and watch and watch and watch… Huf! So many decisions to watch…

    • Sohail Wahab

      Good one

  • Tommy Gumbs

    I’m better it’s related to the iCar. Lol. J/k

  • Nick

    The invitation shows some similar colors to the new photo app

    • Exactly! My guess is they’ll announce the apple watch, macbook 12inch and ipad pro along with possible appletv.. the one more thing will be the newly designed photo editor is finally completed and will be available for download once the presentation is over. I can also see them announcing a new IOS update like 8.2 to fix some bugs, usually that’s announced at the beginning of the presentation.

      • hhumbert

        From your lips to God’s (or Tim’s) ears.

      • James G

        I think that’s way too much for one event that isn’t WWDC.

  • quitcherbichinn

    EXCITED!

  • n0ahcruz3

    Charging two devices every night.. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Lol

  • Victor Molina

    I just want the Apple watch to use it as a watch that’s mostly it. And to send my heart to a couple of ppl to bother them from time to time.

  • Ian Leon

    by the graphics i predict: PHOTOS!!!

    • James G

      I’ve been trying to guess and I think you’re onto something there!

  • Alex Noyle

    Can’t wait!

  • john myth

    they’ll announce all their products with screen now have Retina Display

  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    #MomentumOfTheMac #iPadBeautifulCanvas #MomentumOfiOSDevices