Apple Watch To Launch In Europe Earlier
An update to Apple's websites in Europe seems to indicate an earlier overseas launch for the Apple Watch than earlier expected. Previously, the European sites had the smartwatch as "Coming in 2015." The new wording says that the Apple Watch is "Coming Early 2015". That is the same wording used on Apple's website in the U.S.
Technically today can be considered early 2015, but we don't believe that Apple is going to want to share the spotlight with all of the companies that will be making announcements at CES starting next week. The most logical launch date that we've heard would be February 14th, Valentine's Day. That's because Apple has been alone in treating its smartwatch as a piece of fashionable jewelry, something we haven't seen from other manufacturers. Apple has displayed the Apple Watch at a Paris fashion show and has promoted the device using a fashion model.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has called his company's smartwatch a game changer, and he might be on target. Some Wall Street analysts have been calling for first year sales of the device to reach 30 million units.