Quarterly earnings calls are usually non-events, even for Apple. They just show that, yup, they’re still making a ton of money. They sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2014 for a tidy profit of $18 billion. Yawn.
But today, CEO Tim Cook dropped this little nugget at the end of the call:
Tim Cook: "Development of Apple Watch is right on schedule and we expect to begin shipping in April." #AppleEarnings— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) January 27, 2015
That’s right, just in time for the snow melting and the weather finally starting to get nice, you can ring in the spring by camping out at your local Apple store to be the very first to put on the “Inspector Gadget” watch of the future. While concerns abound about the battery life (it reportedly will have 19 hours of “mixed use” capability, which means about 2.5 hours of active use), it’s a safe bet that’s going to have little or no impact on the actual sales.