// Ars Technica
Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped a rare bit of product news on the company's Q1 2015 earnings call: the Apple Watch begins shipping in April.
The Apple Watch will start at $349 for the aluminum Apple Watch Sport model, though starting prices for the more expensive stainless steel and gold models haven't yet been revealed. To use the watches, you'll need an iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, or 6 Plus, and the watch's NFC chip will enable Apple Pay support for the phones that don't support it natively.
A new update to iOS, version 8.2, will also be required to use the watch—it's currently in its fourth developer beta. Some of those betas have already outed some Apple Watch features, and like Android Wear it looks like the watch relies on your phone for the majority of its functionality.
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