March 9 Apple Announcement: Third-Party Apple Watch Apps

The Apple Watch is finally here! And with 18-hour battery life, you can use third-party apps all day.

Many of your favorite apps will be available for Apple Watch at launch, which is April 24,  2015. Browse your Instagram feed or call an Uber car right from your watch with the Uber App.

ESPN, Shazam and CNN apps were all featured in the Apple Event keynote, taking just a few taps to catch up on sports and news, or a few more taps to figure out what song is playing right now!

Download the iOS 8.2 update today to get access to the Watch app for iPhone, which is how you control your Apple Watch notifications and settings. The Watch will be available for preorder on April 10, arriving on April 24.

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Abbey Dufoe is a freelance writer and a web producer at a nonprofit based in Princeton, NJ. She's always itching for the newest iOS gadget (current favorite - the Apple Watch). She tweets and blogs about the earth and the Internet on Twitter at @abbeydufoe and at