The Apple Watch is arriving early 2015 in three versions - Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. The Watch Sport is going to cost $349 as Apple announced last week, but according to long-time Apple analyst John Gruber, the gold Watch Edition version could retail for as much as $4,999.
The reason for the high price tag is that Apple is manufacturing the Watch Edition with solid 18-karat gold. It's not plated or coated. This kind of affair in watchmaking comes at a cost.
According to Gruber, at the very least, the Watch Edition is going to retail at $1,999. However, that's as optimistic as he's willing to go. He even goes on to compare the Apple Watch Edition to the more "affordable" Rolex watches stating that the $5,000 price tag isn't as ridiculous as it might initially appear.
Furthermore, the analyst speculates that the Apple Watch with stainless steel and sapphire glass is going to retail for $999. Whether these predictions will turn out true or will be far from reality, will become clear only when Apple discloses the pricing of the Watch.
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Considering that 95% of the population does not even wear a watch and think people who do are old or stupid do. I am refering to the early 20s demograpich. Unliike most people my age, I actually wear real watches, mechinaical ones. You know, that old...