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Apple Watch release date, price revealed

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MacBooks and health aside, Apple finally got to the meat of their presentation tonight. The Apple Watch has been an incredibly anticipated piece of tech ever since Apple revealed it last year. And now, we know just how much you’re going to have to pay for the little iPhone on your wrist, and it won’t be cheap.

Apple previously stated that the Apple Watch would start at a rather high $349. That hasn’t changed, and the aluminum and glass Sport model, with a plastic band, comes in at just that. The smaller screen rings in at $349, while the larger model will set you back a full $50 more. If you though that was expensive though, you haven’t seen a thing yet.

The more watch-like of the three models, the Apple Watch, features a sapphire display and stainless steel finish. It’s easily the most attractive between itself and the Sport, and looks like the one you’d pair up with a suit. Sadly, it’s going to cost just as much as a well tailored one. The Apple Watch will range from $549 all the way up to $1099, depending on the strap you chose to pair with it. That ranges from the Sport’s plastic one, all the way up to premium leather and steel.

It doesn’t end there either. The third model, the Apple Watch Edition, features all of the above, except it’s housed in a crazy 18 karat gold casing. It’s a premium item, and it comes with a price to match. If you’ve got deep, deep pockets, you can pick up this limited edition watch for no less than $10 000. Not a typo, I promise.

Right now, I’m struggling to see why there’s such a hefty price tag on a piece of tech that is essentially just an extension of an iPhone. In fact, there’s hardly anything this Watch does that an iPhone doesn’t, never mind its dependency on the device to work in the first place. Either way, you should see them in stores overseas on April 24, and later locally.

Last Updated: March 9, 2015


  1. Yeah i like my shinney iphone, but i am not going to fork out that amount of money on a plastic watch


    • Admiral Chief

      March 10, 2015 at 07:18


      Also, now it makes sense now why you spell the way you do…blerrie hipster


      • Loftus

        March 10, 2015 at 07:36

        should i rather return to just reading the articles and not commenting on them ?


        • Admiral Chief

          March 10, 2015 at 07:46


          If you stop commenting, I’ll find you and make you talk!



  2. Ghost In The Rift

    March 9, 2015 at 22:20

    Too much cash, and i’m happy with my Sony, but…….


  3. Michael Matusowsky

    March 10, 2015 at 01:30

    lol @ anyone who buys this overpriced piece of garbage.


    • Admiral Chief

      March 10, 2015 at 07:18

      You said it man!


    • Hammersteyn

      March 10, 2015 at 07:55

      They deserve to have their money taken


      • Admiral Chief

        March 10, 2015 at 08:36

        True dat


  4. Clinton

    March 10, 2015 at 04:00

    So my issues with this is I will most likely have to charge this daily. That will be a pain unless it can charge wireless while I work with it.
    Secondly yeah the cost layout for it, they can keep it, premium or budget option, I really don’t care because it terms of functionality, I do believe this is the first and there is more that they could do potentially do with the watch than just the basic extension of the phone.
    Thirdly, I don’t really want a tie down. It would be cool to have it capable of linking to more than just an apple device but I guess the Manufacturers do want you to buy their products so Apple to Apple, Samsung to Samsung.
    And for this price, I will rather buy a good decent branded watch that is a watch rather then a pretend watch come-all.
    Let all the rich folks and fools rush to have and buy. I will save till its becomes useful and if I never buy then it just wasn’t useful


  5. James Anderton

    March 10, 2015 at 07:31

    “It doesn’t end THERE either.”


    • Admiral Chief

      March 10, 2015 at 08:41

      Eish that Sandy!

      Fixed, tx


  6. Hammersteyn

    March 10, 2015 at 07:59

    Apple should make a VR device. They’re missing the bandwagon


  7. Novakaine

    March 10, 2015 at 08:17

    “It doesn’t end their either.”

    Really?? Call me grammar nazi all you want but that should have been caught… 😀


    • Admiral Chief

      March 10, 2015 at 08:37


      *grabs the tar and feathers


    • Geoffrey Tim

      March 10, 2015 at 08:43

      Yeah, it was posted at 9 last night, when the editor wasn’t around. Alessandro has a horrible habit of never, ever proofing his work. He’s busy being whipped.


      • Admiral Chief

        March 10, 2015 at 08:45

        Talking in the third person again eh?


  8. evilsheepclone

    March 10, 2015 at 08:20

    10 000 dollas for a stinking watch!


  9. hairyknees

    March 10, 2015 at 08:52

    So dumb. SO. DUMB. I will never understand this smart watch focus O_o


  10. Gavin Mannion

    March 10, 2015 at 09:12

    I want a $10k watch… I don’t know why


  11. Ringo

    March 10, 2015 at 10:16

    Smaller screen than a phone, smaller battery than a phone, less materials than a phone, less features than a phone.

    Costs more than a phone…


    • evilsheepclone

      March 10, 2015 at 11:10

      Sounds like the deal of the century!


  12. Francois Knoetze

    March 10, 2015 at 16:56

    man now I have to sell a kidney to get one…ugh…”gets knife out of drawer” here we go


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