Apple Watch Edition to start at $10,000, availability will be limited

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  • Reply 21 of 257
    danielswdanielsw Posts: 905member
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    Originally Posted by ThePixelDoc View Post



    My shot from the hip at the original event was only $5K and I caught some flak for that. Gruber was dead on.



    I'm slightly curious why Apple didn't create a MO video of the gold though.



    MOS is better as the watch speaks for itself.

  • Reply 22 of 257
    kindredmackindredmac Posts: 153member

    I'll gladly wait until next year when the Gen 1 Gold will be able to be had on eBay for around $500.

  • Reply 23 of 257
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,637member
    sog35 wrote: »
    Told you guys.

    I'm LOLOLOLLOL at all the people who though this would be $2k.  No way in hell.

    Yeah i missed that one, figure $5K not $10K, I also missed on the stainless steel one figure around $500 not all the way to $1000, that is steep and the $1000 one will probably be the one I wanted with steel band.
  • Reply 24 of 257
    danielswdanielsw Posts: 905member
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    Originally Posted by Mac_128 View Post

     

    And it will still look like a featureless block of metal and black glass most of the time. But among ?Watch users it will certainly be impressive.




    If I owned one, I couldn't care less what others thought of it.

  • Reply 25 of 257
    False, the Apple Network server 700/200 was $19,000 in 1996. Sure, they didn't sell more than a handful of them, but the Apple watch isn't the most expensive item they have ever sold as a company.
  • Reply 26 of 257
    danielswdanielsw Posts: 905member
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    Originally Posted by KindredMac View Post

     

    I'll gladly wait until next year when the Gen 1 Gold will be able to be had on eBay for around $500.




    Wrong. The gold alone will be worth far more than that. Duoh.

  • Reply 27 of 257
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    Originally Posted by 1983 View Post

     

    Price starting at 10 grand! J...s! That's crazy absurd! I thought they would start at half that.




    They start at $349.

  • Reply 27 of 257
    magman1979magman1979 Posts: 1,136member
    kindredmac wrote: »
    I'll gladly wait until next year when the Gen 1 Gold will be able to be had on eBay for around $500.
    Dream on buddy!
  • Reply 29 of 257
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,684member

    The Apple Watch Edition is clearly targeted towards Android users. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 30 of 257
    jumejume Posts: 194member
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    Originally Posted by DanielSW View Post

     



    They're not mad. You're simply jealous. They'll sell like hotcakes. $10K is nothing for those who want the best.


     

    Yes they are mad and no I am not jealous. I could actually afford one but I won't since it's completely unnecessary and shows everything that's wrong with our society today. It's a bad image for Apple in my opinion to go for the luxurious market. Last time I checked Apple was a consumer company not a luxurious brand like Rolex, Rolls Royce and so on... 

  • Reply 31 of 257
    stevehsteveh Posts: 480member
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    Originally Posted by Jume View Post



    Apple has gone mad



    Not if they sell enough of the Apple Watch and Sport versions. Given that, a small number of Edition sales is just icing on the cake.

  • Reply 32 of 257
    jkichlinejkichline Posts: 1,336member
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    Originally Posted by Jume View Post



    Apple has gone mad



    I think if you look at other 18k watches on the market, it's actually quite reasonable. Take a look at a Rolex. You can't get a gold rolex for less than $15,000. Just saying.

  • Reply 33 of 257

    Do these 10k versions have $9k worth of gold?  It seems that the only difference between each collection is the materials.  Functionally, they appear to be the same, so I'm curious to know what you get for the additional $9k.

  • Reply 34 of 257
    mac_128mac_128 Posts: 3,449member
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    Originally Posted by quanster View Post



    It will sell more than Rolex though.

    Good luck with that. People who buy Rolexes are probably not the same people interested in spending a premium on a smart watch that looks no different than any other. There's a big difference between these two watches and why people will buy them.

     

     

  • Reply 35 of 257
    magman1979magman1979 Posts: 1,136member
    jume wrote: »
    Yes they are mad and no I am not jealous. I could actually afford one but I won't since it's completely unnecessary and shows everything that's wrong with our society today. It's a bad image for Apple in my opinion to go for the luxurious market. <span style="line-height:1.4em;">Last time I checked Apple was a consumer company not a luxurious brand like Rolex, Rolls Royce and so on... </span>
    Uh, hello? Apple has ALWAYS been a luxury brand in the tech world, where the hell have you been for the last 12+ years? The ?WATCH EDITION is clearly targeted at refined buyers who would normally consider a Rolex-class watch.

    Don't like it, get the SPORT or steel one, and quit your trolling.
  • Reply 36 of 257
    stevehsteveh Posts: 480member
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    Originally Posted by Brian Jojade View Post



    False, the Apple Network server 700/200 was $19,000 in 1996. Sure, they didn't sell more than a handful of them, but the Apple watch isn't the most expensive item they have ever sold as a company.



    It's not even the most expensive current Apple product. A full-spec Mac Pro runs upwards of $14K.

     

    Does a bit more than the watch, granted.

  • Reply 37 of 257
    danielswdanielsw Posts: 905member
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    Originally Posted by depannist View Post

     

    Do these 10k versions have $9k worth of gold?  It seems that the only difference between each collection is the materials.  Functionally, they appear to be the same, so I'm curious to know what you get for the additional $9k.




    Basic rule of pricing: Charge what the market will bear.

     

    Just watch these Editions sell out immediately.

  • Reply 38 of 257
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,984member
    dugbug wrote: »
    A rather standard price for a solid gold watch.

    Except those watches last decades.
  • Reply 39 of 257
    iaeeniaeen Posts: 588member
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post



    Any mention of being able to update the internals?

    Nope. I was surprised that they didn't mention anything that wasn't covered at the reveal event other than price.

     

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    Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post





    Yeah i missed that one, figure $5K not $10K, I also missed on the stainless steel one figure around $500 not all the way to $1000, that is steep and the $1000 one will probably be the one I wanted with steel band.

     

    Yup, $1,000 for the silver one; $1,100 for gray. Milanese loop is only $700, guess I'll go with that one.

  • Reply 40 of 257
    blitz1blitz1 Posts: 412member

    A watch with that price is an investment. In a typical 10000 USD watch, you buy the hours someone spent to create the (hand-made) mechanics.

     

    Here: no mechanical parts, bound to wear out, or to be out fashioned. If it's built like some say at 200.000 pieces, then how limited is that watch?

     

    Not saying it won't sell, there are idiots everywhere, but I'm not sure these people will have spent their 10.000 USD wisely.

     

    BTW: for arguments sake, how much gold is in it that it commands that kind of price?

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