Confirmed: Apple Watch to start shipping in April

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Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed during the company's earnings conference call on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Apple Watch now has a shipping date. Well, at the very least, a shipping month.

After first unveiling the device this past September, Apple's foray into the world of wearable technology will officially get underway in April when the Apple Watch starts shipping. This is of course in line with previously nebulous reports which pointed to a spring launch.

Cook added that a decent number of developers are already working to put together great third-party apps for the device, though specifics weren't given. Cook further noted that Apple Watch development remains on-track, lest anyone think the company is still struggling with various technological hurdles associated with the device.

"Development for Apple Watch is right on schedule," Cook said, "and we expect to begin shipping in April."

As a point of interest, Cook said that Apple expects the Apple Watch to do very well, with Cook adding that he loves his own Apple Watch and that he uses it every day.

What's still missing from the Apple Watch equation, however, is pricing information. While we know that the base model Apple Watch Sports edition will retail for $349, Apple has remained quiet on the pricing matrix across the multitude of other Apple Watch models. Some rumblings from the rumor mill, however, have hinted at a $500 pricepoint for Apple's mid-tier Apple Watch offerings.

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