U.S. Apple Watch Pre-orders hit 975K on First Day

9:32 AM, Apr. 13th, 2015 · · News

Apple sold about 975,000 Apple Watches during the first day of pre-order availability in the U.S., according to data from Slice Intelligence. Silver proved to be the most popular color with Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport making up more than half total sales, although the space gay Apple Watch Sport accounted for 40 percent of overall sales by itself.

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If Apple sold 975,000 pre-orders in one day just in the United States, then it likely sold more than a million worldwide. That doesn't include any pre-orders made over the weekend, so that number is still likely climbing. That's a lot of smartwatches.

TMO’s Apple Watch FAQ

11:06 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · News

Ready to buy an Apple Watch, but have a few questions before pulling out your credit card? We have answers. TMO rounded up the questions we're hearing most often in a handy list, and if there's more you need to know, we'll add that, too. Read on to get your Apple Watch questions answered.

Apple Watch AppleCare Priced at $49, $69, $1,500

9:33 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · News

AppleCare for the Apple Watch you stayed up late to order—or are planning to order soon—will cost you US$49 for the Apple Watch Sport, $69 for the stainless steel Apple Watch, and $1,500 for the Apple Watch Edition. Turns out the prices leaked several days ago was wrong across the board.

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The cost for AppleCare for the Apple Watch is probably where it should be, but it does seem kind of crazy that you can buy two 128GB iPad Airs for the price of AppleCare on the Apple Watch Edition.

New MacBook Also Available on Apple Store, Most Ship in 1-3 Days

5:24 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · News

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Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the Apple Watch, the venerable Mac gets a shoutout, too: Apple's new MacBook is also available. The Apple Store is showing shipping times of 1-3 days for most models, but the 512GB Gold model has a shipping time of 3-4 weeks as of this writing.

Apple Watch Ship Times Slip to June

4:51 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · News

Apple Watch Ship Times Slip to June

It's official: Apple Watch preorders are off the chart. Within two minutes, shipping times slipped from a range of April 24th through May 8th to a range of May 13th through May 27th. Within a half hour, shipping estimates had slipped to June.

Apple Store Offline Ahead of Apple Watch Preorders

2:54 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · News

The Apple Store is offline in the minutes leading up to the launch of Apple Watch preorders. Apple begins accepting preorders at 12:01 AM PDT, and the company has already said initial demand will exceed availability.

iTunes Update Improves Mac Photos Compatibility

2:30 PM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · · News

Apple released iTunes 12.1.2 on Thursday following Wednesday's release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and the new Photos app for the Mac. Apple's release notes say the iTunes update improves import and syncing support from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch into Photos.