Apple Watch release date and prices revealed at March 9 event

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The Apple Watch is nearly ready for release, and Apple has just announced a live event onMonday March the 9th, where it’s expected that the company will reveal more details such as availability and prices.

Apple Watch to be revealed on March 9

Apple will provide a live stream of the event at 10am Pacific Time, which you can watch over at apple.com/live on Apple devices.

The “Spring Forward” slogan Apple is using to advertise the event refers to the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins the day before on Sunday, March 8, when clocks will move forward one hour.

Apple made the March 9 event official on Thursday when the company sent out invitations to members of the press.

As is customary, the exact details about the event’s content are pretty slim on the ground, but of course it seems likely that the event is all about the Apple Watch, which is said to be released officially in April.

At the event last September, attendees and press could only see the Apple Watch running in a demo mode, so this time it’s likely to be where the company shows the final version of the watch, and will allow those present to try it out for real.

Apple Watch Models

Apple has not yet extensively discussed important details such as the battery life, apps, or any prices, except for the fact that the base model (Apple Watch Sport) will come with a $349 price tag. We don’t have the official release date yet either, so that’s also expected to be announced. The gold versions of the Apple Watch (Apple Watch Edition) are rumoured to cost several thousands of dollars, perhaps as much as $10,000.

Other products that might also be unveiled at the event include a new MacBook Air with Retina display, updates to the existing MacBook Air design, and more. This is the very first time Apple has held a media event before the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, since the announcement of the third-generation iPad in 2012.

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