People who have been hotly anticipating the launch of the Apple Watch will have a few more months to wait. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed on the company’s quarterly earnings conference call that the watch, which was announced in September, will be available for purchase in April.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about Apple’s high-tech timepiece. The base model will cost $349, but Apple hasn’t offered any other information about pricing for the higher-end models, or the watch’s interchangeable bands.
Apple announced last year that the watch will offer a variety of features, like tracking a user’s activity, giving them access to content from apps on their iPhone and allowing them to pay for things using Apple Pay. Third party developers who want to connect with the watch can already start building out that functionality for their apps using a set of development tools provided by Apple.
Apple’s entrance into the smartwatch market has been hotly anticipated by tech industry observers. While there are a number of existing entries, including Pebble’s e-ink watches and a handful of devices running Android Wear, the Apple Watch is the highest profile smartwatch that’s been announced to date.