Apple announces media event for March 9

Apple on Thursday sent out invites for a special event to be held on March 9, 2015. The event will be held in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a venue that Apple has used many times before for special events.

It is widely expected that Apple will use the event to give more details about the Apple Watch, which was introduced last September.

There are still many details about the Apple Watch that we don’t know, including pricing of the various configurations that we could find out in March.


  • BC2009

    The Apple Watch is about to become a real thing with real price points and a real shipping date.

  • My wallet’s about to get real light.

  • Juil

    Ho I see what Apple did there ;¬)

  • KC

    Interesting that for the first time in quite a while, we didn’t see chatter on a media event date before the invitation hit… Unless I missed something.

    • There has been chatter that there will be an event. This kind of makes me think the release will be early April. Like the iPad which was released on April 10th.

      I will have a watch soon to replace my Bulova which broke recently. (Perfect timing.)

    • Weelious_225

      There was, but it was a few weeks ago when people were pegging the event to occur close to today.

  • Also new Broadwell MacBook Pros, and Retina MacBook Airs!

  • Moeskido

    This resembles the old NBC peacock graphic. In Living Color.™

    • James Hughes

      And now I have the theme song for “In Living Color” stuck in my head.

      • Moeskido

        Then my work here is done.

    • Prof. Peabody

      That’s the first thing I thought also, but it’s a reach to think that Apple is creating their own TV network.

      • Moeskido

        I make no speculation about this. The graphics also have a slight resemblance to the BP logo, but I don’t believe Apple’s going into the petroleum-refining business, either.

        • James Hughes

          Hmmm, it kind of looks like multiple headlights too!!! Or maybe flowers.. who knows what Apple is doing!!!!!! Pundits heed these posts!! Apple® the new FTD. Or maybe they’ll be putting flowers in the new iAppleCar, a la VW? The possibilities are endless. ENDLESS I SAY. Do I need the /s?

          Btw, I still have the song in my head and fire marshal Bill every now and then.

  • Prof. Peabody

    Any news on the rumour that Apple is going to screw over Canada again and not have the Apple Watch available for order on the same day as the USA?

    I find this really disappointing if true. Apple has for decades treated Canada and USA the same, and now in the last few years, they are consistently leaving Canada behind, often in favour of simultaneous release in the UK instead.

    I’m sure I’m not alone in finding this insulting and senseless.

    • Moeskido

      You make it sound intentional, as though Apple wouldn’t want to sell stuff to Canada sooner if it could.

      • Prof. Peabody

        Well I’m reading that in of course, but it sure feels that way.

        • which would be nonsense.

    • “Insulting”? No. “Business decision by Apple”? Yes.

      ” It’s not like almost every city in Canada is more than a 20 minute car ride from the US border.” Halifax. Victoria. St Johns. Lots aren’t. And what does that have to do with anything?

    • ʎuoʇ

      Aside from iTunes Radio, what else hasn’t been released same-day as US recently?

      • Scott Lougheed

        Apple Pay?

        • Apple Pay is even more of a special case than tech, considering international banks, banking laws, and the rest.

          Rumors are Apple is having at least 5 million of these things built to start with, and I doubt all of those will be sold in the USA. They’ll be available elsewhere fairly quickly, I think, especially since they are tied to phone and not to mobile carriers. Apple has a lot less to deal with on that front.

          • Prof. Peabody

            I wasn’t talking about Apple Pay, which by all accounts will be in Canada before the end of the year anyway. I’m talking about actual products for sale.

      • Prof. Peabody

        Several devices (iPhones, iPads), and new releases of software over the last couple of years. It always used to be Canada/USA first, then UK, Europe & Australia second. Now it’s more often USA/UK first, and Canada is lumped in with Australia. This, though presumably it is harder to get the product to the UK than Canada.

        It makes little sense to me. I just can’t see what the problem is with letting everyone order online at the beginning regardless of where they are in the world.

        If the stock isn’t available then change the ship dates, but not letting people even place their order after all the ridiculous hype building up for months and months is painful. That’s all I’m saying.

        And because previously this wasn’t the case with Canada, it “feels” (note the language), like a kick in the teeth. Like a purposeful insult.

        • Actually, it’s always been the case for Canada. Some Apple products are available same day as the US, some aren’t. Also true for many other industries, too.

        • ʎuoʇ

          I believe the last few iPhones and iPads were released in Canada the same day, no? Not sure of any software delays, either. If not the same day, certainly not “months and months” later. Sometimes there are regulatory and licensing delays, which I get (eg.  Pay, iTunes Radio). But I disagree that launches should be delayed until all of North America (or global?) can ship a product. Sometimes Apple, just like a ton of other companies, need time to scale. Look at Amazon, their Fire isn’t available in Canada (or is it now? not sure, maybe I’m wrong)

    • You sure it’s not your regulators getting in the way? Maybe the CRTC is staffed with former BlackBerry guys holding a grudge.

  • Gerry Hurley

    It’s a new artichoke screen-saver for Mac OS!

  • Scottm4321

    Why does that look like an old Polariod?

  • DriverDan

    Geez people, it’s a lotus blossom! They spring forth in the spring you know.

    • Moeskido

      Let the vegetable kremlinology begin!

  • Weird. I’m used to these events being on a Tuesday. I guess waiting until lthe last minute to book a venue meant having to do it on a Monday?

    • thevillagemalcontent

      Yeah, it is surprising that it is on a Monday.

      • matthewmaurice

        That may be a Yerba Buena thing. If this is The Watch event, there’s no way Town Hall on campus would be big enough, and if YBCA wasn’t free on the 10 (a dance troupe is starting a 10-day run on the 12th so it may not be) then a Monday makes sense. Plus, Apple traditionally chose Tuesdays for these things to have less media competition. That’s not really an issue any more. The bar at the W will be an interesting place to be Sunday and Monday nights!

  • Patrik Ugrin

    Apple is a joke it always was

    • Moeskido


    • thevillagemalcontent

      Yep, a $700 billion joke. Lot’s of people are laughing all the way to the bank.

    • being dumb hurts, doesnt it?

      • Patrik Ugrin

        You would know the best

  • matthewmaurice

    Calling it now, Sport $349, Watch $999, Edition $4999. Pre-sales 12:01 a.m. March 19, shipping and limited in-store quantities March 26.

  • Guest

    Spring cleaning? Maybe some goodbye to some products too.

  • That graphic sure looks similar to the Photos app icon…