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Indian market will have to wait till July for US Apple’s smart watch

Indian market will have to wait till July for US Apple’s smart watch
However, the US-based firm will make the Apple Watch available from April 10 for preview in its home ground as well as China, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the UK.
The smartwatch will be up for purchase from April 24. The Cupertino-headquartered firm took the covers off its Apple Watch at an event in San Francisco on Monday, along with two other key announcements - a revamped MacBook range and a health-centred initiative ‘ResearchKit’. According to analysts, the Apple Watch may cost well over Rs 30,000 for the base model. They are of the view that the watch is expected to hit market in July this year.

However, a section of the market feels that considering the growing importance of India, the watch could see its India debut even in June.

Launched in three variants (Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition) and two sizes (38 mm and 42 mm), the Apple Watch will be priced between $349 (over Rs 21,800) to a whopping $17,000 (Rs 10.66 lakh) for the gold model. “Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology and we think our customers are going to love it,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said.

“We can’t wait for people to start wearing Apple Watch to easily access information that matters, to interact with the world, and to live a better day by being more aware of their daily activity than ever before,” he added.

PTI

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