To go alongside the $10,000+ pricing of the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple will charge up to $999 for the Apple Watch Edition’s AppleCare+ Protection Plan, 9to5Mac reports.
More affordable coverage will be offered for the aluminum Sport and stainless steel standard models, which will cost $59 and $79 respectively.
Tthe Apple Watch Edition comes with two years of 24/7 support and a special setup hotline. AppleCare+ adds a third year of tech support as well as coverage for up to two incidents of accidental hardware damage. AppleCare+ for the Sport and standard models adds a second year of technical support to the included one year, plus [...]
This great infographic, courtesy of Needa.ie, quickly runs through everything you need to know about the growing 3D printing industry. From the technology’s inception to today’s consumer applications, it’s all here.
Some key takeaways:3D printing was invented by Chuck Hull, an American with a degree in Engineering Physics, in 1984. The 3D printing industry passed the $1 billon mark in 2012 and continues to rise at an annual growth rate of 22.4%. 2.3 million 3D printers will be shipped in 2018, compared to the 130,000 shipped in 2014.
Are you ready to hear more details about the Apple Watch?
Well, Apple has scheduled an event for today at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, where it is expected to share further details about its smartwatch, which it originally announced last September. The company has yet to share specifics like battery life, pricing for high-end models, and how exactly the device will interact with your iPhone. Apple is expected to reveal all of that at today’s event.
If you’re not in the audience this morning, we’ll be liveblogging the event right here on this page. Stay tuned!
Update: The event is now [...]
Apple is holding a media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on March 9. It will likely reveal final details about the Apple Watch, which is expected to launch sometime in April.
While Apple has not explicitly stated that this will be an Apple Watch event, the “Spring Forward” pun in the press invitation is pretty clear:
Beyond that, Apple still has a lot to share about the new device. When it introduced the Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last September, it vaguely went over how people will use the product, without going into too many details. There has been plenty of speculation, but we have yet to [...]