February 27, 2015 9:42 am
Updated: March 9, 2015 11:34 am

It’s official – Apple Watch launch event set for March 9

After months of anticipation Apple has finally announced a date for its Apple Watch launch event.

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TORONTO – After months of anticipation, Apple has finally announced a date for its Apple Watch launch event. According to invitations sent to members of the media, March 9 is the big day.

In typical Apple fashion, the invitation shares little information about the event. The only text on the colourful invitation reads, “Spring forward” – an obvious reference to time.

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The event – which will be held in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – will likely give fans final price details about the tech giant’s first wearable device. So far Apple has only released pricing for the Apple Watch Sport model, which will start at US$349.

Apple has yet to announce pricing for the rest of the models. However, it’s been rumoured that the Apple Watch Edition could have a price tag as high as $4,000.

The Apple Watch was unveiled during the company’s iPhone 6 launch event in September, but since then the company has been tight-lipped about plans to release the smartwatch.

The device works as a companion to the iPhone to send messages, check notifications, interact with other Apple Watch users and use Apple Maps.

Apple Watch will be available in three different collections – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition – and will come in two different sizes, 42 mm and 38 mm for those with smaller wrists.

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Apple’s website already includes detailed information about the watch, including tech specs, information about health and fitness tracking features and a big collection of watch bands to choose from. Apple will likely go into more detail about the watch’s capabilities during the event.

But we might see more than just the Apple Watch on March 9.

Apple rumour sites have also suggested that the company might show off a brand new MacBook Air and an updated Beat Music streaming service.

Apple will be live streaming the event on its website starting at 1 p.m. ET.

Apple TV users will also be able to stream the event directly from their TVs. Global News will also have live coverage of the event.

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