Apple Watch released, 3,000 apps available for download

With the Apple Watch now whizzing its way to the wrists of those with pre-orders, 3,000 Apple Watch apps are reportedly available for download.

Accessible through the dedicated Apple Watch app, the targeted app store offers a mass of compatible applications to turn your new wrist wear into a fully functioning smartwatch.

You may already have Apple Watch compatible apps installed on your iPhone, however. Apps which work with the wearable are added to your smartphone first, before communicating with the timepiece.

This lofty figure, reported by WSJ, easily eclipses the day-one app availability of Google’s Android Wear platform.

Headline applications currently available for Apple’s debut wearable include Amazon shopping, Uber, Instagram, Evernote, Twitter and Buzzfeed.

Despite the mass of developer support, eager consumers are unable to walk in off the street and purchase the smartwatch in any Apple Store.

Instead, the wearable is only being offered in severely limited numbers in six boutique retailers around the world.

Here in the UK, London’s Dover Street Market is the only place where you can snap up the Apple Watch on day one.

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What’s more, only a select few users who pre-ordered the Moto 360 rival are reporting that their Apple Watch orders are starting to arrive.

Within minutes of the device being made available for advanced order on April 10, estimated shipping dates had been pushed back to June.