Apple appears so desperate to ensure that third-party developers can create apps for the new Apple Watch that it’s offering partners the chance to snare a device with a guaranteed delivery date of April 28th.
The Cupertino company is only offering one model to devs: an entry-level 42mm Apple Watch Sport with a blue band and aluminium case.
The idea is to help app devs test their wares properly before delivering them to Apple for approval.
Supply of the new watch is heavily constrained, with shipping dates in June for all models, despite the wearable going on sale on April 10th.
In order to get one, developers are being told to register their interest, before Apple randomly chooses those who have been successful.
It’s likely that demand for the watch from developers will outstrip supply, leaving some app-makers relying on virtual tools to see their apps in action.
The Apple Watch officially hits shelves on Friday April 24th. But because it's only available to order online only, don't expect to see the huge queues outside Apple stores that usually greet the arrival of new iKit.
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