Apple Unveils the Price and Availability of the Apple Watch and a New Macbook Air

Apple gave more details on the Apple Watch, the first watch connected, then to a conference Monday, March 9. Notably, its price, its release date and its features have been specified.

For the first time since its formalization in last September, it was the Apple Watch question at a conference of the Apple brand. At the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, on Monday, March 9, Apple made a tour of the features of its smart watch, revealing in passing its price and its launch date. The penultimate stage of a wait cleverly orchestrated before launching an assault on the booming market connected watches, where it is expected by analysts as the product that can open it to the public. Before these announcements expected, Tim Cook has also lifted the veil on the new range of MacBook to the Cupertino company.

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Relive the Conference in Our Live Below.

19: 40- It’s the end of the conference. Journalists in the room are invited to pick up the Apple Watch and certainly the new MacBook.

19: 30- We know the price of the Apple Watch. The classic version (Watch) steel will be sold from 549 dollars, $ 1049 for the 38 mm version. Count $ 50 more for the 42 mm version. Version (Edition) Gold will be sold starting at… 10.000 dollars (11,000 euros in France). It will be available on 24 April in several countries, including the France. Pre-orders open April 10.

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19: 28- Apple Watch will be, as expected, declined in three ranges: Sport, anodised aluminium, Watch, steel, and Edition, in yellow or 18 carat rose gold. From 349 dollars for the sport 38 mm, and $ 399 for the sport 42 mm. In France, from 399 euros. The small wrists so cheaper, will not pay new to a version for left-handers.

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19: 25- Tim Cook announced a new application on the App Store for the Apple Watch available for 18 hours on Monday (local time), around midnight in France. He announced an all-day battery life by mixing the types of use (sometimes intensive, sometimes economic): 18 hours in a normal day, according to the CEO of Apple. Recharging will be done by induction. No more precision.

19: 20- The specialized site The Verge published a short video showing the Watch from every angle.

Gallery of the watch faces Apple showed off at today’s event: http://t.co/9ssiCwouZu pic.twitter.com/pR86YnB0rp

-The Verge (@verge) March 9, 2015

19: 10- Tim Cook mentions “thousands” of applications already developed for the Watch. Facebook, Instagram, and many others had already been announced in September. Uber is added to the list. SHAZAM also. PassBook is also the part that is used to store all the boarding passes, tickets to concerts, invitations to the restaurant, unlock his hotel room… It is even possible to launch video surveillance of his house from his watch.

Uber we Apple Watch! PIC.Twitter.com/26Lo4qHhfb

-Chris Maddern (@chrismaddern) March 9, 2015

19: 03- Little background on applications of the Apple Watch forphysical activity. Every Monday, she will give a report the previous week health and will show when it is necessary to move after a too long period of inactivity.

A little bit patronising. #AppleWatch PIC.Twitter.com/38J8Nd6rFw

-HuffPostUKTech (@HuffPostUKTech) March 9, 2015

A new application of activity will be available soon. Tim Cook invites the top star of the 1990s Christy Turlington, who uses the watch for a few weeks and has just completed a marathon with. Fashion and sport, two targets of the Apple with the Apple Watch brand.

Christy Turlington Burns takes the stage, to pretty hearty applause. http://t.co/10EQUa9Mr0 pic.twitter.com/RxHXIAlUQH

-Engadget (@engadget) March 9, 2015

19 h- The Apple CEO reminds its characteristics and functionalities. The watch will give the time (they tended to forget it), will meet SMS instantly, take calls without taking out his iPhone. An option “Glances” (stealth) will quickly display widgets (weather, calendar, music, cardio…), read mp3, to pay with Apple Pay to display notifications of media and social networks. Apple Watch can connect to an another Watch nearby via the side button (“digital touch”) to send drawings, the poke, his pulse… No great innovation compared to his first presentation.

18 h 55 – Tim Cook is back on stage. Place the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch time. pic.twitter.com/QiQdC428PI

-Andrea Chang (@byandreachang) March 9, 2015

18: 50- The new MacBook Air Retina 12 inches is called the Fanless. It will be sold from $ 1299 with 8 GB of memory and a 256 GB SSD screen. For more power, it will take $ 1599. It will be available on 10 April. The range of MacBook is refreshed. The MacBook Pro 13 inch is equipped with the new Force Touch trackpad and a faster processor.

18: 45- Three quarters of an hour of conference and the smartwatch is still overdue.

18: 00 – Apple Announces the arrival of a new type of connection with port USB – C. This port, the symmetrical cable will plug into any direction, will manage the new USB standard (USB – C, therefore) and the charger, the VGA port and display (DisplayPort). The new MacBook Air will have a single port and an input/output jack.

RT @engadget: 1 port to USB, DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA support. It’s USB – C: pic.twitter.com/a4f33Ffc6a No thanks. You will need a dock!

-Chase Nunes (@Nunes) March 9, 2015

It now has a USB – port. The first example of it in an Apple product (you’ll see it everywhere soon) #apple pic.twitter.com/zAZGrWe4M4

-The Journal Tech (@TheJournalTech) March 9, 2015

18 h 35 – so this was a new MacBook Air. Coating champagne, Super fine, ultra light: 900 grams and 24% thinner (13.1 mm) than the previous model. It has a Retina display 12-inch resolution of 2304 x 1440 pixels that saves 30% less than its predecessor. At halfway between the Tablet and the laptop so. It also embeds a new keyboard (with new backlight) and a “Taptic Engine” trackpad which introduced new types of clicks via new gestures. For the processor, it is an Intel Core M from 1.3 Ghz, all without fan. It is announced with an all-day battery life (9 hours in surf fashion) and a new type of batteries (so probably Chargers).

WOW! MacBook isn’t just a new notebook. It’s the future of the notebook. #Apple http://t.co/xkxvtFYQi1 PIC.Twitter.com/jvkkcd9UsG

-JD Andrews (@earthXplorer) March 9, 2015

Apple announces lightest Macbook the company has ever made at two pounds http://t.co/xenuS3lgUt pic.twitter.com/aX1N9YCLyh

-Anthony Rosa (@AntDeRosa) March 9, 2015

18 h 31 – Tim Cook evokes the Mac. Maybe a MacBook Air to Retina display? “Apple is reinventing the notebook,” says Tim Cook before the broadcast of a video.

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18: 30- ResearchKit is available in April, in Open Source. Apple says it has no access to medical data, unless the patients and users decide to the contrary.

18: 21- Twenty minutes of conference and still no news of the Apple Watch. It will come soon.

18: 20- More than 900 applications have been created with HealthKit, the interface for developers of application health, Health, Apple, which explain you the functioning and objectives a few weeks ago.

“Perhaps the most profound change and positive impact that iPhone will make is we our health” #AppleWatchEvent pic.twitter.com/unSaXWqTMH

-Mashable (@mashable) March 9, 2015

Apple announces a new add-on application: Research Kit, intended for medical research. This software is expected to create applications to facilitate the search by using the data stored on the iPhone to, for example, on the voluntary basis, reviews at a distance in the case of certain illnesses such as asthma or Parkinson’s.

18: 15- Tim Cook announced that 700,000 retail points accept already Apple Paycontactless payment system, to the United States. No announcement for Europe however. Apple also announced the rallying of the biggest automotive brands to CarPlay, the interface of the Apple for car brand.

18: 10- Place to the iPhone now. Tim Cook welcomed the 700 million iPhones sold worldwide since 2007 and says that the customer satisfaction rate of the iPhone 6 is 99%.

18: 05- Tim Cook then referred to Apple TV and the arrival of the string of movies and HBO series, whose CEO is present at the keynote. All HBO (whose Game of Thrones) catalog will be available in the United States during the next update to the Apple TV in April. The price of the Apple TV is revised downwards: 69 dollars against 99 dollars so far.

18: 00 – the keynote starts with a video. China and the local Apple Store are in the spotlight, as a nod to the Asian market where Apple remade his late in the last quarter. Tim Cook comes in. The Apple CEO talks about the last shop of the pimp to open Apple in China, bringing their number to 453 in the world.

17: 50- For the time being, we already know that the Apple Watch decline in three models (sport, standard or luxury), that it will be sold from 349 dollars and it will allow notably to display notifications of its iPhone, taking calls, answering SMS messages, to measure, to its check-in at the hotel or activity following a GPS route. On the other hand, we don’t know yet what will be its autonomy, if it will be waterproof or if it will allow uses that have not yet imagined connected watch manufacturers.

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17: 30- Apple Watch must also allow Apple toenter the universe of connected health level. During its application health (Health) equipment, the Watch will be able to turn into a real health accessory by collecting biometric data to the wrist of the user or through compatible connected objects.

17: 10- Available in three models, including a 18-carat gold, accompanied by a selection of interchangeable bracelets, the Watch should allow Apple to integrate the flourishing sector of luxury. In this perspective, Apple debauched year Angela last Arhendts, the mastermind of Burberry, and Paul Deneve, the CEO of Yves Saint Laurent. The Apple brand is also available the windows of the store concept Parisian Colette for his first exhibition world at the end of September.

16: 45- LG, Sony, Motorola or Samsung… Manufacturers did not wait the presentation of the connected watch for Apple to offer high-end Smart Watches. The recent international Congress of the Barcelona mobile also saw major manufacturers sharpen their lines and new players make a splash, like the LG G Watch R featured on allpubliclibraries.com.

16: 20- Apple Watch find its audience? While its competitors are still not reached to get sales, analysts are optimistic. The US Bank Morgan Stanley estimated that she could know a launch even faster than the iPhone and the iPad in their time. Surfing hassoaring sales of connected watch – they expect between 530 million and a billion units passed by 2020-, the mark to Apple would sell between 10 and 30 million copies of his smartwatch.

16 h- During its first presentation in Cupertino on September 9, RTL had been able to take in hand the Apple Watch.

The Watch was already distinguished by its lightness and the quality of his finishing, but the models presented allowed only a demonstration. Tonight should go more into the details.

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