A week after the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus went on sale in India, Apple has quietly announced when it plans on launching the Apple Watch. The company s India website now features the Watch, and the top right corner now mentions the date 6/11, or November 6. Also Read - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels go live in 170 countries starting todayAlso Read - Apple TV+ free trial will now be available for 3 months instead of a year: What to do?
Apple took the wraps off its first ever wearable back in March at an event in San Francisco. The Watch is available in two variants 38mm and 42mm, with prices starting from $349 or Rs 22,660 approximately. Apple has launched a total of 34 combinations for the Watch, with prices going up to a whopping $10,000 for the Watch Edition.
The jury is still out on how big a hit the Apple Watch really is. Apple has remained mum on how many units it has sold so far, and is showing no signs of revealing it any time soon either. At WSJD recently CEO Tim Cook was again asked about the wearable, but all he said was it was privilege information and he didn’t want to “help the competition.” That hasn t stopped analysts from analyzing the market, and Canalys recently said that the company had managed to ship 4.2 million units in just three months, overtaking the likes of Xiaomi and Fitbit.
There is no word on the pricing, but a report earlier this year claimed that the base variant would be priced more than Rs 30,000. It s too early to speculate on the pricing, and it is safer to wait till the first week of November. In the meantime Indian developers have already started building apps for the Watch, and some of the first ones include the likes of Cleartrip, HDFC Bank app, and Avaamo among others.