The gold version of Apple Watch could cost between $4 000 and $5,000 according to the recent reports. The latest rumors also suggests that the stainless steel will be from $500. In the presentation of the new smartwatch Apple didn’t announce the full pricing of the different models, only said that the price will start from $350.
But there are three different models with two form factors of Apple Watch. Which means that the most basic and smaller version will be priced at $350. The others will be much more expensive. Especially the 18 carat Gold edition which will cost a lot.
Previous rumors pointed that a gold luxury model of traditional watch costs from $1,000 up to more than $5000 for a 18-carat gold case. Apple always targets the high end segment so it will not be surprise that the gold smartwatch will be priced somewhere between $4,000 and $5,000. So the new rumor is very plausible.
The only problem is that the Apple Watch could not functioned without iPhone. So it is a smart accessory for the smartphone. And a very pricey one. The basic one is $350 and the stainless steel will cost from $500 if the rumors are correct. This may be a problem for Apple and we may not see enormous sales. Definitely it will have pretty good margins, but the company from Cupertino will rely more on the luxury accent and treat its device more like a jewel rather than a tech gadget.
A lot of rumors emerged for the new Apple’s smartwatch in the last weeks. Just a few days there was a speculation that the new wearable device will be delayed and will be available for sale for the Spring 2015. This sunk the previous expectations that we may see the launch of Apple Watch in the first months of the next year. But there are still reports for mid-February release.
With the upcoming holiday season we may expect more leaks about the smartwatch. For now the rumors are looking very plausible.
Plausibility for $500 stainless steel Apple Watch and $4,000 up to $5,000 for the 18-carat gold – 65%
Plausibility for mid-February release – 45%
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