The long awaited price and release date details of the Apple Watch are finally here. This new piece of machinery from the Cupertino-based company will set you back by $349 at the minimum, while the price will go on increasing as you choose more premium models. Notably, an 18K gold variant of it will start at a whopping $10000.
Online and offline pre-orders of the Apple Watch range are slated to commence on April 10, and that’s when interested parties will be able to experience the devices at the company’s retail stores. The actual release of the product will only take place on April 24.
The chosen nations for the first round of sales include Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, UK and the US. The Watch was unveiled by the company in September last year, but it’s only now that we’ve been given a full lowdown on all its aspects.
It will of course be made available in Sport, Watch and Edition variants. The cheapest among the lot is the Sport range which features a dial made out of a special aluminum alloy that’s 60 percent tougher than regular alloys. Latched to a flexible fluoroelastomer band, it can be bought for $349 or $399, depending on whether you go for 38mm or 42mm sizes.
The Apple Watch is next in line, with its retail value set between $549 and $1099. It’s made of stainless steel, and its cost depends on the kind of band you choose from the many that are made available.
Lastly, there’s the Apple Watch Edition which has been crafted from 18K gold. It’s going to be a limited edition deal of course, and its price has been revealed to be $10000 for the 38mm model and $12000 for the 42mm one.
The Apple Watch connects with an iPhone to offer a range of different functionalities that not only include notification mirroring, but also health and fitness information, navigation support, a remote camera feature and even the ability send messages and receive phone calls.