Apple unveiled the Apple Watch all the way back in September but didn't let us know about a release date beyond saying it'd be here early this year. After months of waiting, we might finally have some information about when Apple will release its newest gadget. Evidence is pointing to a release date this spring.
[9to5mac] says sources familiar with the product’s development say that the device is currently on track to ship in the United States by the end of March.
There's some evidence out there supporting this late March shipping date. For instance, it appears that Apple will begin Apple Watch training with certain Apple Store employees on February 9th at its offices in Cupertino, California, and Austin, Texas.
One of Apple's executives also gave a hint about the release date, saying it would come after New Year's Day and the Chinese New Year.
According to 9to5Mac, Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of retail and online stores hinted at the release date when she told staff: "We’re going into the holidays, we’ll go into Chinese New Year, and then we’ve got a new watch launch coming in the spring."
One thing that may be causing delays in the release date, and giving Apple headaches, is the Apple Watch's battery life. The exact life of the battery wasn't mentioned by CEO Tim Cook in September and some sources say Apple isn't satisfied with current Apple Watch battery life.
Despite possible battery issues, I still think Apple Watch is going to be a big success for Apple when it comes out. The company is expecting to ship a whopping 24 million watches this year!