Apple's Big Apple Watch Event is on March 9th

By Eric Limer on at

Yes, we know a whoooole lot about the Apple Watch by this point, but not when exactly it's coming. But now, Apple's sent out invites for a "Spring Forward" event on March 9th. It's coming.

When Apple announced its watch without actually releasing it, it gave up some of the magic its had in the past. And as a result, we've been left with a tantalising but unsatisfying stream of titbits and questions. We know it needs a charge nightly, and that it's waterproof enough for a shower, we know about its apps, what it looks like, that it's shipping in April, and how it'll work. But not how it is.

While there are already plenty of smartwatches out there – even some that already work with iPhones – none of them have taken the world by storm. The other biggest name out there, Pebble, may have grabbed in excess of $8 million on Kickstarter for its latest little number, but has only sold one million to date. Apple's expected to ship somewhere in the realm of five million.

Only time will tell if all the pieces we know about the Apple Watch add up to a full package that makes smartwatches take off in a way they never have before. And we're close to finding out.