Apple Watch is at long last coming in April – you can set your friend’s inferior Android Wear watch to it – and we know all about what’s literally been hiding up CEO Tim Cook’s sleeve.

It’s a sapphire-coated smartwatch officially dubbed Apple Watch, shedding the fabled iWatch moniker as the company focuses on its first chic wearable over geeky tech.

With the new April release date announced and Apple employees reportedly already wearing it, it’s also shedding that vague “early 2015” launch window in favor of a month with 30 days on the calendar.

Matching Apple’s drive for style, this iPhone-compatible watch sports a premium rectangular design with rounded-off corners, though isn’t a circular smartwatch like its fashionable rival Moto 360.

Of course, behind that pretty watch face, it’s still a powerful gadget and works seamlessly with iOS 8 devices including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


What we know so far

  • What is it? An iOS 8-friendly watch that plays nice with your iPhone
  • When is it out? April, as little as two months away
  • What will it cost? Starts at $349 (likely north of £223, AU$403)
  • There are 34 different styles for you to choose from