Tim Cook says that Apple Watch pre-orders are great and reception by customers is extraordinary.
The Apple Watch pre-order launched yesterday at midnight and inventory depleted very fast. Within one hour the shipping dates slipped to June on some models and a couple hours later all Apple Watch models sold out and will ship earliest in June.
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It is already a tradition that Apple CEO Tim Cook shows up at the Apple Store in Palo Alto on launch day of a new product. He did it again on Friday and CNBC actually was able to snag a short interview with the CEO of the most valuable company in the world.
He said that Apple Watch orders are great and it's incredible how customers react to the Apple Watch. He personally wears a stainless steel Apple Watch with a white band, but he likes to switch bands. He is a great sales person, if you know what I mean.
Apple Watch introduces a new design and iOS-based user interface created specifically for a smaller device. Apple Watch features the Digital Crown, a new way to scroll, zoom and navigate fluidly, without obstructing the display. The Digital Crown also serves as the Home button and a quick way to access Siri. The Retina display on Apple Watch features Force Touch, a technology that senses the difference between a tap and a press, providing a new way to access controls within Apple Watch apps.
The Apple Watch introduces the Taptic Engine and a built-in speaker that together discreetly enable an entirely new vocabulary of alerts and notifications you can both hear and feel. Apple custom-designed its own S1 SiP (System in Package) to miniaturize an entire computer architecture onto a single chip. Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone. Besides the smart watch features the Apple Watch keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of UTC, the universal time standard when synching regularly with the iPhone.
The Apple Watch starts at $349 for the small case (38mm) Sport Edition. The Apple Watch Pre-order started on April 10th at 12:01am PDT in 9 countries (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US) and the Apple Watch ships on April 24th.
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