Apple Watch goes on sale in India

“Close on the heels of launching iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in India last month, Apple has launched its much-awaited Watch range in the country ahead of Diwali,” The Times of India reports. “Beginning today, Apple Watch will be officially available for sale through Apple’s retail channels across the country.”

“Apple Watch comes in 40 combinations in two case sizes of 38mm and 42mm across three collections of Sport, Edition, and the regular,” The Times of India reports. “The starting price of the Silver Aluminium Case and White Sport Band is Rs 30,900 for the 38mm and Rs 34,900 for the 42mm, making these two the cheapest of the lot. It is Rs 48,900 and Rs 52,900 for the 38mm and 42mm Stainless Steel Case respectively, with White Sport Band. Apple Watch Edition (made in 18-Carat Rose gold casing) is the most expensive of the lot. It comes with jaw-dropping price tags that start at Rs 8.2 lakh for the 38mm model paired with the cheapest White Sport Band… Apple Watch Hermes designer range has not been launched in India.”

Apple Watch
On the back of Apple Watch’s case, a ceramic cover with sapphire lenses protects a specially designed sensor that uses infrared and visible-light LEDs and photodiodes to detect your heart rate. Apple Watch uses this sensor, along with an accelerometer and the GPS and Wi‑Fi in your iPhone, to measure myriad types of physical movement.

 
“The launch comes at a time when, in a few months’ time, the company is all set to announce the launch of the successor to the first edition of its wearable,” The Times of India reports. “Yet, the fact remains that despite lacking trailblazing success, the Apple Watch had outsold all other smartwatches put together within a few months of going on sale.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple has never said new versions of the Apple Watch would be arriving on a an annual schedule. What the The Times of India is reporting as fact is, in truth, simply a baseless supposition.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

3 Comments

    1. There’s nothing called Apple Watch 1 or Apple Watch 2. The hardware is the same. The WatchOS2 is the operating software version which has been recently launched. All new models come with WatchOS2 and even if you have WatchOS1 installed, you CAN upgrade to the latest version…for free, of course!

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