Consumers around the world were able to try on the long awaited smartwatch on Friday and to place orders. On April 24, consumers will be able to buy it online or by appointment in select stores. The Apple Watch sport starts at $349 with the standard version retailing at $549 in the U.S. Luxury “Edition” watches with 18-karat gold alloys will be priced from $10,000 and will go as high as $17,000.
Protests over racism in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, Paris Fashion Week, Apple Watch presentation | March 9
The day in photos from around the world.
Apple’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating robust pent-up demand for bigger-screen smartphones. The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus became available starting in Australia, before rolling out in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United States. Consumers in New York and San Francisco had already formed queues to be first to buy the gadgets.
The day in photos around the world.
Chinese revelers paddle dragon boats during a competition to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in Tongren, Guizhou province, a black bear lies on a hammock in a Florida backyard, 22 dinner guests eat while suspended in the sky of Brussels, and other pictures from around the world.
U.S. House of Representatives derails Obamacare, lines form for new Apple iPhone, blue sheep art project in Germany and more in today’s daily brief.
Apple Inc unveiled the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on Tuesday, which will be available in stores Sept. 20. Details below.
Apple Inc. co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was a one of a kind visionary who inspired the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad. On October 5, 2011, Jobs lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 leaving a gaping hole in the hearts of technophiles everywhere. Today marks the one year anniversary of his death and in honor of his brilliance, the folks at Apple have posted a video tribute at apple.com.
UPDATE: The CNET video below analyzes a newly discovered recording of Steve Jobs from 1983 that may indicate his prediction of the iPad and App Store.
Sept. 21 Photo Brief: Brazilian crack is whack, activists as meat and a communist academy trains 40,000 leaders
Members of the municipal Social Assistence department round up crack addicts for treatment, members of PETA and Greenpeace get dressed up for their causes, the Central Committee of the Communist Party’s China Executive Leadership Academy pays a visit to Mao Zedong’s old house and more in today’s daily brief.