Liveblog: Time to answer all your Apple Watch questions


Ready to Spring Forward. Photo: Jim Merithew/ Cult of Mac
Ready to "Spring Forward?" Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple is hosting a big media event today in San Fransisco for the hotly anticipated Apple Watch. It’s been about six months since the Watch was first shown off to world, but plenty of questions still need answering, like pricing beyond the $349 base model and when the wearable will go on sale. App demos should also be a big part of today’s presentation, because killer software will be instrumental in convincing people to buy an Apple Watch.

And who knows, there could always be some surprise Mac news.

The event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific, and Apple will provide a (hopefully working) live stream on its website. We’ll be breaking down all the news you need to know, with expert analysis and the usual pinch of sass. We invite you to follow along with us below. No need to refresh the page; the liveblog updates on its own!

What to expect from Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ Watch event


Apple is taking over the Yerba Buena Center in San Fransisco. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Apple is taking over the Yerba Buena Center in San Fransisco. Photo:Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple’s March 9 “Spring Forward” event is just around the corner, and its tagline can only mean one thing: Apple Watch news galore.

Scheduled for the day after daylight saving time kicks in, we expect Apple to shower us with details about the upcoming wearable, including pricing and availability. Select Apple Watch apps from App Store developers will likely be shown off as well to whet our appetites for what’s to come.

While there’s a chance some new Mac hardware could share the stage Monday, we expect the event to focus mostly on all the unanswered questions surrounding the Apple Watch.

What are those questions? Glad you asked:

Apple logo takes shape ahead of ‘Spring Forward’ event


Apple is taking over the Yerba Buena Center. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Apple is taking over the Yerba Buena Center. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

We’re just days away from finding out all the juicy details of the Apple Watch, but preparations are already underway at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Apple’s crew began working on the event decorations this morning by adding a giant Apple logo graphic to front of Yerba Buena. It’s still a work in progress, but it looks like Apple is using the same graphic from the event invites that went out last week. Along with the Apple signage, a giant white tent has also been constructed nearby, presumably as a press hands-on area for after the event.

‘Spring Forward’ wallpapers put Apple Watch invite on your Mac and iPhone



Apple’s invite for the Apple Watch event looks like it was designed on a spirograph, but it’s also quite lovely.

Some Apple fans have already whipped up high-res wallpapers of the invite to remind you all day every day that all the info about Jony Ive’s fabulous timepiece will be revealed on March 9th.  The wallpapers come in versions for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Grab yours below:

Apple will live stream March 9 Apple Watch event



Didn’t get your invite to the exclusive Apple Watch event on March 9? Apple’s still going to let everyone in on the action with a livestream of the event from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Apple posted a link to the live stream for the March 9th event on it’s homepage today. The keynote kicks off at 10AM PDT, when it’s expect that Apple will announce all the details about Apple Watch.