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Waiting for Apple Watch to arrive? It may be spring before it gets here

It’s expected that Apple’s answer to the smartwatch will be released in the spring, instead of February as was first expected.

Image: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

WITH THE LIKES of Google powering the current edition of smartwatches, some may still be waiting for Apple’s version to be released.

When it was first announced back in September, the only hint at a date was ‘early 2015′,  but it looks like we could be well into spring before it arrives in stores.

According to 9to5mac, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts mentioned that it will be spring before the watch arrives. She mentioned the rough timeline in a video to retail employees, saying that they would need to conserve their energy for the upcoming shopping periods.

“We’re going into the holidays, we’ll go into Chinese New Year (February), and then we’ve got a new watch launch coming in the spring.”

If it does follow this timeline, it will mean that Apple will miss its Valentine’s day aim which was previously mentioned, although it will give the company more time to deal with factors like battery life, a feature it didn’t touch upon during the original announcement.

The watch will come in three different versions: the standard Apple Watch, Apple Sport Watch and the luxury Apple Watch Edition. Each watch will be available in two sizes – 38mm and 42mm.

So far, the only price given for it is for the US where the standard version will cost $349 (€275)

Read: A small Irish firm is the reason why you may never be able to buy an Apple iWatch >

Read: Review: Is the Moto 360 the smartwatch that you always wanted? >

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