Apple has confirmed that UK fans will be able to get their hands on the firm’s new smart watch from Friday, April 24th.
First announced last September, the watch goes on sale next month in nine countries, including the UK, US, Australia, Canada, China, France and Germany.
Apple Watch will let users send and receive SMS messages, answer calls made to their iPhone and measure their exercise levels.
It can also be used to pay for purchases using the Apple Pay app and includes access to Siri, Apple’s virtual personal assistant.
The device will be available in three versions – Apple Watch Sport which combines an aluminium case with plastic strap, Apple Watch which features highly polished stainless steel and space black stainless steel cases and the high-end 18-carat gold Apple Watch Edition.
Prices start from £299 for the 38mm version of Apple Watch Sport, £479 for Apple Watch and £8,000 for Apple Watch Edition. A more expensive 43mm version of each model is also available for those with larger wrists.
“Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology and we think our customers are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
“We can’t wait for people to start wearing Apple Watch to easily access information that matters, to interact with the world, and to live a better day by being more aware of their daily activity than ever before.”