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Apple watch now available to order

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The Apple Watch is now available to order, along with the new 12-inch MacBook. Apple is taking orders for both in its online store and the Apple Store app from 3.01AM ET, and it's actually the only way you can buy the Watch during the "initial launch period." However, the Watch is available for preview in Apple Stores around the world, and today also sees three pop-up shops open in Tokyo, London, and Paris department stores. Deliveries for the Watch will begin on April 24th, while the Mac Book starts shipping today. The Watch is available in the US, UK, China, Japan, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, and Hong Kong.

Apple's new Concierge site is also live, letting you schedule appointments for Watch fittings. The Concierge overhaul to the Genius Bar appointment system was first rumoured in February. Delivery dates for some models are already pushing into May and even August. Apple's website has held up better than it did when orders opened for the iPhone 6

A Quick overview of Apple watch for our IT Contractors

There are three main varieties of Apple Watch: Apple Watch Sport (made from aluminium and Ion-X Glass, with a fluoroelastomer strap), Apple Watch Collection (stainless steel and sapphire crystal glass) and Apple Watch Edition (18-karat gold, with sapphire).

Each variety is available with a 38mm or 42mm case, and each can have its strap easily swapped for an alternative thanks to a neat quick-release mechanism. Is that an entirely new Apple Watch accessories industry we hear rolling round the hill?

From the front the Apple Watch looks like a small wrist-worn iPhone 6. It has the familiar rounded corners, the black screen border and the curved edges to the screen, while the case body is similarly rounded and tactile. On its right-hand side are a pair of buttons - the Digital Crown and a function button - and on its back are a pair of lenses lit by green LEDs which read your heart rate.

The screen is bright and crisp, and looked at from the kind of glancing angles you’d expect to look at a watch screen from – edge-on while riding a bike or balancing in a crowded train – words and pictures remained nicely readable. Pixels are visible if you go looking for them, but resolution is on par with that of the best Android Wear devices.

The officially quoted figure for the Watch's battery life is 18 hours of 'normal use' - but no-one really knows what that means. Hopefully you won't need to charge it before a day is out on most occasions; certainly, if you do, that's a big lose for the Apple Watch.

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