In-store previews available from 10th April
The Apple Watch, originally announced in September last year, is to go on sale in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the USA from Friday 24th April.
It’s a companion device for customers with an Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
Customers spend almost half a billion dollars in seven days
Apple customers spent almost half a billion dollars (around £330 million) on mobile applications and in-app purchases during the first week of this year: a new record for the company.
New Year’s Day 2015 was the single biggest day for sales in App Store history.
Apple has made it possible for software developers to start creating applications that interact with its forthcoming Apple Watch, which is expected to go on sale early next year.
The company’s new WatchKit software will offer developers the ability to create watch-centric apps and link other apps to the watch without having a physical device to work with.
BlackBerry has made a number of announcements during its Investor Day in San Francisco this week.
It’s revealed BES 12, an updated device management solution that now enables businesses to manages apps and content on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices.
Apple has introduced an online process for deregistering from its iMessage service if customers no longer have an iPhone.
Although users can choose to deactivate Apple iMessage from the settings on their iPhone, some people have been unable to switch iMessage off if they’ve removed their SIM card and have adopted a different smartphone platform.