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Report: Apple Watch release will come in early April

Following months of speculation and the gradual shortening of release windows, we may be closer to narrowing down the release date for the long-awaited Apple Watch.

Following the initial promise of an ‘early 2015’ on-sale date, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed an April release back in January. Now, MacRumors sources claim Apple is targeting the early part of the month.

The report claims the company will begin moving supplies to “a centralised distribution point” ahead of a planned launch between April 6 and April 10.

Given Apple has a penchant for releasing products on Tuesdays and Fridays, it seems the 7th or 10th would be the most likely candidates.

Earlier on Thursday Apple announced it’d be holding a special ‘Spring Forward’ event on March 9 to showcase the final version of the Apple Watch.

The company is likely to reveal full details regarding the library of pre-installed and third-party apps, the battery life and the pricing of the more expensive models.

Today’s reports would suggest the launch would come around a month later, with Apple likely to begin accepting pre-orders a few days after the launch event.

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There’s still no word on when Apple will roll the device out in other territories with Cupertino seemingly preparing to gauge the demand in the United States before confirming plans elsewhere.

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