"Apple Watch launch won't be like the iPhone's"
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Apple Watch launch won't be like the iPhone's
The launch of the Apple Watch, will be much different than an iPhone launch.
I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET update
When the Apple Watch arrives on April 24th, you won't be able to just stand in line and pick one up like people do for a new iPhone, you will have to make a reservation.
When you order online, you can have it delivered to your home or choose in store pickup.
Pre-orders on Apple's website begin this Friday at midnight Pacific time.
And starting Friday, there will be some models to look at at Apple stores if you want to try one on.
But you can't just walk up to a table and slap it on your wrist.
You need to schedule a fitting with an employee and that may mean waiting around the store for the next.
Next open time slot.
On April 24th, the watch will officially arrive.
But even after the 24th, it seems Apple is gonna encourage people to keep ordering online.
The entry-level sport version starts at $350.
Inventory may be limited for different styles, so if you simply must be among the very first to have that watch on your wrist, you should plan ahead on what model you want and what band you want.
Then jump online as soon as preorders begin.
For the East coast, that means 3 o'clock in the morning.
Along with Apple watch preorders, there's something else pretty big happening on Friday.
For the first time, all Star Wars movies will be sold as digital download.
Major retailers like Amazon, Google Play and Itunes as well as Playstation and Xbox will offer the Star Wars digital movies.
You can get all six with bonus features for 90 dollars, or buy each movie separately for 20 dollars a piece.
And speaking of new digital frontiers, we now have a US presidential candidate taking donations in BitCoin, Kentucky senator Rand Paul is running for president, and his website is accepting donations in BitCoin.
Is also the traditional payment method.
The credit card of PayPal.
But Paul is the first one in the upcoming 2016 race to fund his bid for the White House with virtual currency.
Paul is quick to use new technology and apps like Meerkat and.
And Snapchat to appeal to a younger audience.
And Snapchat is causing some drama with a new update that labels your friends with emoji faces.
It's not just as simple as putting a smiley face next to the people you chat with most.
Rather, it's putting specific types of emojis next to people's names based on how often you chat.
A heart means you're each other's best friend, and you get sunglasses if your best friend is also one of their best friends, but a side-eye if you're their best friend but they're not your best friend, and all this is the worst thing to happen to emotionally sensitive teenagers desperately seeking approval.
And looking to a stupid face for validation of a friendship.
That's your tech news update.
For more, you can head to cnet.com and you can follow along on Twitter where there are no emoji judgments.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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