You didn't really need that retirement fund, did you? After months of buildup, Apple at last revealed all the details of its snazzy new watch line, Apple Watch, at a live-streamed press event in San Francisco on Monday, March 9 — and let's just say daylight isn't the only thing you should start saving today if you want one.
Described by CEO Tim Cook as "the most personal device we have ever created," the Apple Watch comes in a range of models, including the Watch Sport, the Watch, and the Watch Edition. "It's not just with you, it's on you," Cook quipped.
In addition to telling time "within 50 milliseconds of the [coordinated universal time]," the high-end gadget acts as a fitness tracker, a remote control, and a phone (among other things). You can take calls, text, read emails, summon an Uber, scroll Instagram — all from your wrist. You can also communicate watch to watch, via little love taps or drawings. One "intimate" quirk even lets you send your heartbeat to someone.
Other apps and features allow you to check sports scores, pay for your morning coffee, interact with Siri, keep up to date with breaking news, check in for upcoming flights, and open your hotel room or garage door — each with a flick of the wrist or a tap of your finger.
It'll cost you, though. While the Apple Watch Sport is priced starting at $350, the mid-range Apple Watch could cost anywhere from $549 to $1,099. As for the top-of-the-line Apple Watch Edition, which boasts an 18-karat solid gold case? Expect to pay upwards of $10,000.
Not surprisingly, Twitter was abuzz after Cook’s announcement on Monday — both with jokes and excitement. Check out some of the best reactions below!
When you buy the $10,000 Gold #AppleWatch, U2 moves in with you & cooks you breakfast every morning, but you can't get them to leave.
— Matthew Lindblad (@HideYourMilk) March 9, 2015
Is there a way to sync my Google Glass to my Apple Watch? I want to ensure I won't kiss anyone for the rest of my life
— Sage Boggs (@sageboggs) March 9, 2015
I'm selling everything I own and getting the #applewatch I may end up homeless but I'll know what time it is.
— Lord William O'Steen (@theeLordWilliam) March 9, 2015
An #AppleWatch a day keeps the ladies away.
— MerGyver (@HoneyWooWoo) March 9, 2015
I LOVE Apple, but are we really all going to start talking in to our watches like Michael Knight from Knight Rider? #AppleWatch
— Alex Anders (@alxanders) March 9, 2015
You could get an Apple Watch Edition OR you could have a Chipotle burrito, with guac, every day for more than 3 years pic.twitter.com/yB2Zg5ZHTT
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 9, 2015
The Apple Watch will be available on April 24, but you can pre-order your device starting on April 10.
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