While $5k may seem high, if you look at the market for solid 18k gold watches, $5k is actually a very low price. The actual gold content by itself is on the order of $2k-$3k for a standard watch case. That is before even machining the gold and putting in the actual watch mechanisms.
AnonD-178450, 17 Sep 2014Wouldn't that curvy bump at the bottom hurt the wrist? I thought it was flatMany traditional watches have a curved battery cover. Just look at the cover of many high end watches from Rolex.
AnonD-308621, 17 Sep 2014Inside the Apple Watch is a computer-on-chip (not a system-on-chip) which can be replaced. Jus... morewhat makes you think so? historically Apple hates user modification on any of their product
AnonD-87800, 17 Sep 2014Another money making scheme from Apple. its not a "scheme". this is how apple and other companies make their money. if there is a demand, why not make the product
This is completely untrue. The stainless steel and sapphire glass version will cost roughly around $600.
Wouldn't that curvy bump at the bottom hurt the wrist? I thought it was flat
i really don't know why people keep buying apple products ? they are the same theu just add 0.5 inch
This is pretty likely a marketing strategy, aimed to position the smartwatch as a luxury product... like Rolex.. but I don´t believe the apple watch will be still valuable after four to five years, like most luxury watches do...
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2014I rather buy a rolex.Absolutely. If I'm spending $5000 on a watch it won't be for a hideous Apple Watch.
Inside the Apple Watch is a computer-on-chip (not a system-on-chip) which can be replaced. Just like you can replace an entire PC (all the components inside), but the case remains.
Heres a review of the Apple Watch by someone who knows watches,
an other marketing gimmick ! annonce it way more pricy ! and the the price a little to make people think they are doing a good deal !
politicians are using the same way !
Apple just thinks it can toss out an electronic watch and charge GrandSeiko or Omega price on it. Ahahahahahaha. HAQ grade watches with superior accuracy usualyl reach prices up to 1500 EUR. Expecting a watch that pretty much entirely depends on a phone to sell for 5k is just a moronic thought. Though with weird userbase Apple has, it's in fact even possible...