Apple Watch Pre-Orders Exceed One Million Units

Apple Watch pre-orders impressed analysts if early reports are to be believed. Slice Intelligence released sales projection data estimating that over 950,000 people in the US pre-ordered an Apple Watch on Friday. If this number holds, then pre-orders for the entire weekend across eight initial release countries will easily exceed one million.

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Analyst Amit Daryanani of RBC projected sales of up to five million Apple Watches this quarter. Demand is outstripping supply, with ship dates on many models delayed until summer. The official release date is April 24.

Television Show Tracking App 'TeeVee' Free for a Limited Time

Having an app to keep track of your favorite television shows may sound silly, but there are currently so many good shows on the air and so many ways to watch them, things can get a bit overwhelming. For example, you can now watch Game of Thrones via your cable box, On Demand, through HBO Go and through HBO NOW. Then there is all the original Netflix programs like Daredevil, services like CW Seed and all those mid-season breaks to make matters even more confusing. TeeVee 3 is an app that allows pop culture junkies to keep on top of their favorite television shows, when it works, more on that later.

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The app allows users to create a list of shows so they can receive push notifications anytime a new episode is ready to air in their time zone. The app also acts as a countdown clock to the next episode, allows users to keep track of unwatched episodes and offers detailed information and trailers for every show on a user's list.

AAPL Financial News Weekly Roundup: Apple Watch Pre-Orders Exceed Supply, Mac Gains PC Market Share and More

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock made its biggest gains last week on Monday, opening at $124.47 and closing at $127.35. Share prices then dropped a bit during the middle of the week before receiving a slight bump on Friday, closing at $127.10. Friday also saw the heaviest trading, perhaps due to the apparent high demand for the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch is now available for demo at Apple Stores.

Apple began taking pre-orders for the Apple Watch at 12:01 AM Pacific time on Friday. The highly anticipated wearable promptly ran out of supply and estimated shipping times were pushed back for all models. All of the Sport and Edition models are now estimated to ship in June, while about half of the

AppleCare+ for Watch and iPhone Offers Combo Deal

Apple has announced a special deal along with standard AppleCare+ pricing on Apple Watch. iPhone owners without AppleCare+ will have the option to purchase an AppleCare+ combo plan with their watch, covering both devices for two years. While the plans cost the same as purchasing both plans separately, there is an advantage to the combo deal.

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iPhones up to six months old can be covered at the time of Apple Watch purchase for two years. This is in contrast to standard policies, which require that AppleCare+ be purchased within 60 days. Covering both devices will run $149 with an Apple Watch Sport, $169 for Apple Watch, and $1600 for Apple Watch Edition. Apple Watch Edition owners get three years of coverage with AppleCare+.

Apple Weekly News Roundup: Apple Watch Pre-Order Begins, iOS 8.3 Released and More

Among the more notable news items from last week, Apple began taking pre-orders for its highly anticipated Apple Watch at 12:01 AM Pacific time on Friday. As many pundits expected, the demand exceeded the initial supply and all models quickly ran out of stock, pushing estimated shipping times to 4-6 weeks for about half and to June for the other half. The pink band watch was even pushed back to July. The first unboxing video also emerged last week. Additionally, the Apple Watch became available for personal demos at many Apple Stores on Friday (by appointment), though it can only be ordered online.

Apple Watch 42mm Space Black model.

Also of note last week, Apple released iOS 8.3 on Wednesday. The upgrade features a new emoji interface plus several hundred new emojis, and the ability to change the ethnicity of the human emojis. Siri's voice was tweaked to sound more natural and she received several new languages. Message filtering for SMS/iMessages was introduced and a new setting allows you to download free



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