Popular Chinese internet sites offer e-commerce very similar devices, but much lower prices to the originals
Beijing — just two days after World presentation iWatch, the first intelligent WatchApple, imitations of this device can be found in the Chinese market.
Popular Chinese websites e-commerce like the Taobao offer very similar to devices from the iWatch “Watch” to “D-Watch”, almost identical in appearance, but much lower prices to the originals, which won’t arrive in stores in the Asian country until April 24, the same day of your world premiere.
One of these impressions, which often use the Android operating system instead of iOS from Apple, can cost between $40 and $80 to $479 price which will be sold the iWatch authentic in this country.
This phenomenon is usual in the Chinese market, the second largest consumer of Apple products after the United States, where imitations appear with enormous speed, or as in this case, before even the originals hit the market.
False 6 iPhones were sold on Taobao and other sales pages on the internet before your official presentation in the United States, and sometimes you can find until alleged 7 iPhones, a model still nonexistent.
For the first time, the newest Apple will begin to be sold in China on the same date as in the US, a sign of the importance that the Cupertino company already gives the Asian country, where there are 18 brand name stores and is expected to double the number in 2016.
Chinese software companies, like Tencent, whose site Wechat message is used by nearly 500 million telephone users in China, have developed special applications for the new iWatch, although analysts opine that Apple’s clock could have less success in the country that the iPad or the iPhone.
One of the reasons of this skepticism is the fact that Chinese consumers still aren’t buying so many Add-ons your health technology (to measure the heart rate watches, watches for running, among others) as in the United States.
In addition, the anti-corruption campaign launched by the Chinese Government could reduce the scope of the Deluxe version of the iWatch, which in China will be sold for $23000.
1. New crop
Sao Paulo-the Apple today launched the official Apple Watch at an event held in San Francisco. In addition to the smart watch, the company took the opportunity to announce the new 12 inch MacBook and other news. Check out the major announcements made by the company.
2. Apple Watch
The big news presented by Apple today was the Apple Watch. The Smart Watch had already been revealed by the company on the occasion of the launch of the iPhone 6in September. The clock communicates with the iPhone and it works as an extension of the smartphone screen. Will be offered with a choice of finish and in two sizes.
3. Watch arrives in April
In the United States, the price of the Apple Watch goes from $349, in the case of the smaller model with aluminum construction, the $17000 for the most expensive version of the Deluxe model, gold plated. The gadget can be ordered from the next day on April 10 and arrives in stores on April 24 in nine countries.Unfortunately, Brazil is not one of them.
4. Pay Apple and Siri on the wrist
With Apple Watch, the user can make payments via Apple Pay System. To do this, simply closing the terminal box. In addition, the gadget displays notifications received on the iPhone, the weather forecast and the user’s heart rate-among other information. Siri, the Assistant Speaker of the Apple, Apple Watch too.
The app Shazam, popular among iPhone users, is one of many that will make Apple Watch version. He is able to identify a song that’s playing in an environment and display your letter on the screen. According to Tim Cook, the Smart Watch has battery lasting 18 hours charge in regular use.
6. Aluminum or steel?
To reload the Apple Watch, simply attach a magnetic connector to your back. One of the versions of the clock is made of a special aluminium, which is 60% more resistant than aluminum and as light as he. The gadgets made of this material will arrive in stores in the United States with 349 and $399 price for small and large models, respectively. Already the steel models are priced between 549 and 1,099 dollars, depending on the color and type of bracelet.
7.12 inch MacBook
As pointed rumors, Apple today announced a new version of the MacBook. With Retina display of 12 inches, the gadget is lighter and thinner than the current models. It weighs 900 grams and is about 13 cm thick.
8. MacBook in three shades
All built in metal, the new MacBook has a screen that consumes 30% less energy than the previous generation of the gadget. In the United States, the 12-inch MacBook hits stores on April 10 with prices starting from 1,299 dollars. Have dark gray finish options, silver and gold.
9. HBO Now
From April, who have Apple TV will be able to subscribe to HBO streaming service Now so spare in the United States. The novelty will cost $14.99 per month. As we all know, Apple TV is the gadget from Apple that allows you to receive video from internet and display it on a tv.
10. Apple TV’s price reduction
Apple TV was cheaper, at least in the United States. Apple has announced that the price of the gadget fell from $99 to $69 as of today. According to the company, about 25 million units of this product have been sold since the launch.
11. Coca Cola
Tim Cook announced that the Apple Pay payment system will be accepted in Coca-Cola machines 40000. According to him, the system launched 3 months already is accepted in 700,000 retail outlets in the United States.
12. Research Kit
One of the new features announced today by Apple is the Research Kit. Back to medical research, this set of software tools will allow iPhone users to participate as volunteers in research done by hospitals and universities. Will be distributed with open source code.
13. Medical research
The first Research-based apps Kit are geared toward research on Parkinson’s disease, asthma, cancer and diabetes. The participation in these studies is voluntary and Apple promises that will not have access to the medical information of the users, who will be treated so classified.
In the event today, Apple reported that the major automakers have pledged to adopt the Car Play. Created by Apple, this system connects the vehicle to the iPhone.