Three months and we’re in the homestretch for Apples Apple Watch’s April release. Apple is taking the watch through the final stages and is field testing the device with its engineers and employees. The chosen few are wearing the Apple Watch on a regular to help Apple with any bugs or issues.
With the voluminous number of employees test driving the first Apple wearable, Apple Watch sightings are becoming more frequent over the past few weeks.
Vogue Editor Suzy Menkes snapped a photo of someone wearing the Apple Watch several weeks ago. This was the first sighting of this bad boy. MacRumors, and others, have suggested the arm in the photo could belong to Marc Newson which is a designer who now works at Apple part time alongside Jony Ive.
Image via Suzy Menkes
A second, less-clear, photo was snapped in San Francisco’s Marina area of what is most likely an Apple Watch. The image was shared via Twitter earlier this week.
Mark Sullivan, of VentureBeat’s,recently shared a his story of an Apple Watch he spotted while commuting on Caltrain. Sullivan had the opportunity to see the Apple Watch in action for several minutes and his second hand experience on how it was plus how it integrates into daily life.
According to Sullivan, the man’s Apple Watch “looked proportionate” to his wrist and had a traditional look it was a good fit for daily use. He also saw a text notification pop up on the screen, followed by a map. On his account is wasn’t hard to see that the watch had become a part of the person daily life.
I want one, and I didn’t even really see much of what the thing could do. But I got the distinct impression that the Watch has already become integrated into the daily life of this user. I could see it as a powerful personal assistant that’s always just an arm’s lift away to help you make sense of the minutiae of daily life: the schedules and reminders and appointments and social media and everything else we all have to process every minute of every day.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said earlier this week that the Apple Watch is on track to launch in April.