Apple Watch, set to ship April 24, is backed by software development kits and research organizations that could usher in the next round of big data application development. And if Apple Watch manages to gain critical mass, you might even consider it one of world's largest sensor networks.

Apple Watch will cost $349 to $1099 for its mainstream models, according to details from the company's launch event earlier today. On the one hand, Apple has positioned the smartwatch as a consumer device that makes a high-end fashion statement -- with a highest-end model costing $10,000 or more. But on the other hand, Apple Watch's combination of hardware sensors plus SDKs (software development kits) could position the device for several B2B and B2C technology waves... including:

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