Why wait for the Apple Watch

Apple took to the stage on 9 September to unveil two new iPhones, but also its very own smartwatch called the Apple Watch (not the iWatch, surprisingly). The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are already available to buy, but the Apple Watch is not set to be released until next year. Here, we bring you five reasons the Apple Watch will be worth the wait. For the counter argument, see: 5 reasons not to wait for the Apple Watch

You can watch our Apple Watch launch live stream today at 5pm.

1. You're already an iPhone owner

If you own an iPhone, the Apple Watch is going to be the perfect smartwatch to accompany it. Yes, there are smartwatches out there that work with iOS, but none are going to work as seamlessly with your iPhone as Apple's own offering. There's one catch, and that is that you'll need an iPhone 5 or later in order to be able to use the Apple Watch. (See also: Microsoft Band vs Apple Watch comparison.)

2. You're fashionable

There's no doubt that Apple has thought a lot about the Apple Watch's appearance. There's a huge number of design combinations to choose from, so there's bound to be something that suits your style.

Apple Watch designs

Not only does Apple offer two different screen sizes of the Apple Watch, there are also six different finishes of the watch itself and six different straps to choose from.

3. It's going to be a trendsetter

There are lots of smartwatches out there already, but none of them seem to have taken off just yet. But this time, it's Apple we're talking about. It prides itself in being the best rather than the first when it comes to launching new products.

Think back to the iPod, for example. It certainly wasn't the first MP3 player but it still blew the competition out of the water. The same goes for the iPad when it launched back in 2010, so it's quite possible that the Apple Watch is going to shake up the wearables market in the same way.

We won't know until it launches, of course, but if you're the kind of person who enjoys being the first to own the hottest new tech, the Apple Watch is certainly going to be a crowd pleaser.

See also: Best smartwatches of 2014

4. Developers will make loads of new apps

Apple Watch apps

Other smartwatches from rival companies have third-party apps, but developers are likely to make even more apps for the Apple Watch just like they have done with Apple's devices in the past. One reason for this is fragmentation, or lack thereof when it comes to Apple. Samsung already offers several different smartwatches running various different operating systems, so developers would have to make several different apps in order to cater for all of these, but Apple will simply offer the Apple Watch running the one iOS-inspired operating system.

Of course, the exception to this is Android Wear, which is Google's operating system available for companies to use for their smartwatches. This makes it much easier for developers to build apps that will work on various different Android Wear-based devices.

But if the Apple Watch is a trendsetter like we expect it to be, developers will be clamouring to get their apps ready for the new device when it launches, that's for sure.

5. Accessories

Apple Watch straps

It's not just apps that third-parties will be racing to launch. We think there are bound to be numerous new accessories for the Apple Watch, with new straps being the most obvious. So even if you don't like any of the straps offered by Apple, there's bound to be a company that makes a watch strap for the Apple Watch that appeals to you.