After a lot of rumors concerning the pricing of the Apple Watch I now found them being published at www.businessmontres.com. The only comment I have in mind today is: The world belongs to the brave!
UPDATE 15:07: The Swiss website “businessmontres” mentioned below seems to have used this POST as its source … So I Invite you to also read all the comments there and to come back with your comments here again 🙂
I of course did some quick research and I was able to get more or less confirmation for these prices published by businessmontres.com. The Apple Watch will be presented on the 9th March and then be sold beginning of April first in the USA and Hong Kong starting at 349/379 USD plus sales taxes. The top of the lines marks an 18-carat gold version for 19.999 USD plus sales taxes.
Can you believe this?????
Until today there was no specific technical information leaking and no real indication about the effective battery live of the Apple Watch. Rumors still say it will less then one day and if heavily used probably only a half day. We will have to see if the Apple Watch will under such estimated general conditions really be the hammer everyone expects it to be.
In my opinion the “watch” very soon will only be seen as a smart wrist-interface of the iPhone and not as a watch as we understand it. If I would be Apple I would have NEVER named it Apple Watch, but Apple iPhone wrist-interface. Then the “watch” would be clearly positioned as an electronic consumer good, that´s what it is in my eyes, and not as a wrist watch. Being a wrist-interface for the iPhone the so called Apple Watch might have some problems to be sold for such ambitious prices.
Anyhow, it will for sure once again be the in the future coming killer-apps that will turn the project Apple Watch into the desired success or simply not. But guys will you spend thousands of USD just therefore? For a wrist-interface of the iPhone? The question really is: Will people spend this amount of money to have a smart wrist-interface of their iPhone, that will likely be worn e.g. on the right hand, if you wear the watch – as I do – on the left hand?
What will be the life-cycle of the Apple Watch? One year like the iPhone?
We will simply have to see and wait…
Now please have a look at the models and the retail prices mentioned and then please tell me what you think…
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