Apple Watch Lands FCC Approval ahead of April Launch

Apple's webpage for the soon to ship Apple Watch has dropped wording about requiring FCC approval, which means the company is good to go for April 10 pre-orders and April 24 in-store sales.

Apple Watch gets FCC approval, OK for sale in the U.S.Apple Watch gets FCC approval, OK for sale in the U.S.

Apple Watch is Apple's first product for the smartwatch market. It tracks daily health and fitness activities, and serves as a wrist top interface for your iPhone. Apple Watch will show alerts from incoming calls and messages, lets you answer calls, displays turn-by-turn directions, supports third-party apps, and more.

Since the watch comes in two different sizes and three body materials in a variety of colors, Apple's retail stores will lets shoppers try them on before buying. You'll be able to visit your local Apple Store in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, and the US starting on April 10.

Previously, Apple's website stated, "This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained."

Considering that wording is now gone from the Apple Watch page, it doesn't look like there'll be any last minute surprises that potentially delay Apple's rollout schedule.

Be sure to check out TMO's how-to on making sure you're ready for Apple Watch pre-order day.

[Thanks to Geek Says for the heads upSome image elements courtesy Shutterstock]