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What to expect from Monday's Apple event: Apple Watch, Macbook, more

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It looks like it’s finally time to learn more about the Apple Watch.

Apple is hosting an event on Monday, March 9 at 1 p.m. ET, and while the details are, as is the company’s norm, being kept under wraps, most expect Apple to finally spill on when—and for how much—the Apple Watch is coming.

While Apple now controls your desktop and your phones, it’s coming for your wrists as well, but the company has remained relatively tight-lipped about what to expect from the final retail product.

Viewers can watch live as Apple unveils details at Monday’s event at 1 p.m. ET—though it requires an Apple device or the Safari browser to watch it. Until then, there are plenty of unverified rumors swirling out there to consider, but here’s what we has been officially discussed about the Watch so far:

  • The Watch is expected to come in two different sizes via three different collections. It will also touch and force, being able to tell the difference between a tap and a stronger touch.
  • Tim Cook has said that there will be a starting price of $349 for the Watch, though some estimations say high-end Watches could retail for as much as $5,000. And while the device is expected to come with a full feature list, including fitness, camera, and communication apps, that’s still quite the Apple Pay bill for the most expensive models.
  • The Watch will reportedly ship some time in April, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company’s last quarterly earnings call.
  • Apple’s foray into the smartwatch industry will break new barriers for watches—by having a battery that lasts for an entire day.

Apple only revealed a few basics about the Watch when it was revealed last September, but expect more from Apple’s event on Monday—as well as possible news about a new Macbook and iOS 8.2, which will allow iPhones and Apple Watches to be compatible.

Stay tuned to Apple’s “Spring Forward” event later in the day to find out whether Apple has created the greatest smartwatch yet, or just a pretty, expensive iPhone accessory.

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