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