A PERFECT mix between high-fashion beauty and real-woman practicality, Christy Turlington Burns is the only supermodel who we’d trust to sell us an Apple Watch. She took to the stage last night – at the company’s Spring Forward media event in San Francisco with Apple CEO Tim Cook – to talk about her experiences as a test-user of the watch which, it was revealed, will be on sale in the UK on April 24.
Priced from £299 up to £13,500, the watch will be available from selected fashion retailers – including Selfridges in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris and Isetan in Tokyo, which will all host a preview on April 10 ahead of the actual launch. The watch will be available in two sizes – 38mm and 42mm – and in three models: standard, sport and edition.
So, what can it do – aside from tell the time in an incredibly accurate manner (to within 50 milliseconds of UTC)? Sending and reading emails and texts and answering calls, providing the user’s iPhone is nearby, will be no problem – and the phone will also be compatible with certain high-use apps, including Facebook, Twitter and the ubiquitous Uber. A new facility called “Taptic” means that rather than ring or vibrate, the watch will alert the wearer to notifications with a “gentle tap” on the wrist.
For the April issue of Vogue, Lisa Armstrong got her hands on the Apple Watch, as well as a range of other wearable tech, to discover what it can bring to your life – and your wardrobe. Pick up the issue on newsstands this Thursday.