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Not the iWatch, the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was unveiled on Tuesday, at a packed Apple event in Cupertino, California, and was met with predictable enthusiasm by the Apple community. But in typical Apple fashion, it’s not going to be available for some time.

Detractors have said that Apple’s first foray into wearable tech doesn’t add much that hasn’t already been done by Samsung with the Gear. One wag tweeted: “Cool! Apple have made an iPod nano with an integrated strap.”

True to the Apple ethos, it boasts a sleek design, with a crystal-clear screen. But you need to pair it with an iPhone: it’s like a little screen that saves you from taking your iPhone out of your pocket if you just want to check a tweet or follow a map.

You can see it, but you can’t touch it or own it yet — the actual release is only in 2015, at US$349, so start saving if you’re one of those who just has to have the latest gizmo from Apple.

There’s a sneak peek here in a short video from the BBC.

And for a detailed look at the specs, Askmen has a good overview.