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Apple Watch announced, out on April 24 in nine countries

From its design to its best features, here's everything you really need to know about Apple Watch.

It’s finally here! Tim Cook’s announcement at the Yerba Buena Centre for the Apple Watch wasn’t a surprise to many, but we’ve now got concrete details on what the new device contains, when it’ll be on sale and how much you’ll have to pay for one.

Apple Watch design

The main face of the Apple Watch will be stainless steel, while there’s also an 18-carat gold variant. Not only does it look good, it should be lightweight too. There’s a cheaper plastic version for who don’t like the premium steel finish.

Apple Watch features

Apple has made numerous faces readily available, with each offering different design traits. Each watch face can be customised by every user to add or remove additional details to and from it. There’s full message support, email capabilities, as well as phone call support too.

Through Apple’s new technology ‘Digital Crown’ users can connect watch to watch and share things such as their heartbeat and little drawings. On the health side of things, Apple Watch uses a complete tracking system where users will be able to keep an eye on their current calories burnt and other essential data.

The UI is said to be highly customisable, with Apple keen for developers to really test what Apple Watch can do.

Apple Watch release date price

The official release date of the Apple Watch will be the 24th of April, with the wearable first available in China, UK, US and a number of other countries. The sport variant of the watch will be sold for $349, while the larger variant will be available for $399. There’s also a stainless steel variation of the watch, with prices set at $549 and $599 depending on your desired sizing. As expected, there’s also an 18-carat gold version, going on sale for a whopping $10,000.