Apple Watch slated for release in India in early February

By November 27th, 2014 AT 7:15 PM

Apple has not made revelations about the exact launch date of the Apple Watch, though the reports claim that it will be somewhere in the starting of 2015. Now, Economic Times has reported that the Apple Watch could be launched in India in the month of February.

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The tentative launch in February stays in sync with earlier reports which suggest that it might be done on Valentine’s Day (February 14). A little while back, Apple’s Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts told the retail employees in a video message that the Apple Watch will be coming in spring.

In accordance with the report, Apple is considering India as a “priority market” after initial studies show “theApple Watch has the potential to become a best-seller in India, after iPhones and iPads.” The Cupertino-based company recently launched WatchKit for developers to create apps for the wearable device, and it is also encouraging Indian app developers to participate.

Read More :  Everything you want to know about the Apple watch

Even though Indian wearable market is not large, experts believe that a device like Apple Watch could give it the much desired push. Around one lakh units of wearable devices were sold this year, and with a right strategy the market has the potential to grow five times more.

In terms of the pricing, Apple watch won’t suit budget buyers. While Apple announced that prices will start at $349, recent reports claim that the stainless steel variant of the Apple Watch will be priced around $500 and the gold variant will be priced anywhere between $4,000 and $5,000.

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*From what I have seen and undertsood about the current smartwatch market people are not going to welcome it with broad hands,at least the general public in my opinion. According to me there are only two ways the smartwatch market can gain traction. That is either smartwatches should drop in price considerably or add more genuine functionality. *Even though many people have stopped wearing watches and use their mobile phones for having a look at the time. There is still a considerable amount of people who wear watches. Like I myself wear a fastrack and know many of my friends… Read more »

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