It's not $50, but I expected it like $100. $200 is ridiculous. Also, this is not counting the damn band starting at $49. So even with the Sport, you end up at $399 for lowest one. Sucks.
I'll take back my prediction on Apple watch sale. First year will be <5 millions units. I'm out.
LOL! First day will be more than 2.5 million units alone.
For Apple Watch:
Sport band is $549/$599
Classic buckle is $649/$699
Milanese loop is $649/$699
Leather loop is $699/$749
Modern buckle is $749/$799
Link bracelet is $949/$999
Link bracelet in Space Black is $1049/$1099
Oh and to follow up, the page is up listing the bands separately, and they all appear to be priced the same relative to the list above. So subtract $500 from the Watch price, and that's the price of the band alone.
(Whoops, ninja'd by Boba )
It's very special steel. Steel engineering is extremely hard. France used to be the best in that market, but a few years ago, executives ran the best company into the ground, and an indian billionaire bought the intellect and left the workers to rot, somehow, from what the press reported (or what I understood....). Apparently the knowledge was not valuable enough for the French government to intervene?
America does intervene in the "liberal" economy in these situations. Shows who's got brains in governments
In any case, they've apparently done an incredible job again, and I'm not going to wait for V2
Anything comes from Apple is special: Aluminum, Steel and even Gold..or in last iPhone 6/6+, screen which crashed like crazy.
These prices are GREAT! They are EASILY within the reach of the normal Apple customer.
In fact, they cost less than Apple's MacBooks!
I doubt it.
That's right. The watch costs a little less than the new MacBook...cool.
LOL - nice work.
At least I didn't prefer the most expensive band, I want the Milanese one for the office and a sport for outdoor activities. But I'll have to wait for my bonus, I guess. I'll have to work hard so I get a big bonus ;-)
With the easy to reach prices, Apple seeks massive uptake of the Apple Watch.
There are numerous reasons to buy several:
4. Valentines Day
Overall though, judging by comments on this and others, I wouldn't exclude possibility that Apple will lower prices at some point - or at least adjust them subtly if they see demand is considerably weaker than they expect - probably NOT though before next year and v2...
They've already pre-emted the publicness of this issue - they've hiding the sale figures in "Other" and will treat V1 as a learning process for the company. They'll understand the choice matrix better, price elasticity etc, better plan their stocks etc, options to offer etc, and then announce with fanfare for v2 how they want to make this product for more people blah blah blah and make the crowd go wild...
(TBH, with exception of the Edition where people don't care, I think the prices are broadly reasonable for the ?Watch collection - though changing more for the larger sizes shouldn't have happened - margins are already going to be generous as it is)
No contract so this isn't (at the low end) a two thousand dollar plus commitment... we're already on the hook for that.
1) ? doesn't need to sell many many millions in V1. I consider this almost a learning experience for them. The figures won't be public unless they chose to make them.
2) They're dismissing the 'lower-tier' of their customers / targeting their more likely customers by having it iPhone 5 and more recent dependent, so by definition that helps with the pricing elasticity. They're not trying to sell to people with an iPhone 3G..
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Here is the link to all the band prices:
Unless they sell millions, which I would not deem impossible. If I had the ability, I'd order now...
Pricing on the bands is up on the Apple Store page under Bands and Accessories.
Many people on the internet struggle to grasp the concept that things cost money.
I fully grasp that things cost money. However the prices for the differentiation in product do seem a little out there. The price difference from the Apple Watch Sport to Apple Watch is about what I expected and would definitely be willing to pay. However asking ~$500 for a stainless steel link band is a little beyond justification in my eyes. Also the fact that they only offer the Space Black version with the stainless steel link band is also disappointing as I might have considered getting one with a black sport band, then later if the prices of the link band dropped a bit I would pick one up.
I think this pricing structure will end up pricing quite a few people out of buying one. I may still consider getting one of the Space Grey Apple Watch Sport but I'd be very hard pressed to justify $1099 for a $599 watch and a $500 band. In my opinion Apple should have decoupled the watch and the bands and sold them separately. So the Apple Watch packaging would only come with the body of your choosing and the charger. then sell all of the bands individually.
really? Mine works fine?
I had iPhone since 3G and this is the only one that scratched a lot...hair line scratches. Look under the sun.
Have you ever looked at how much watch straps cost for decent watches?
Here's the strap I currently have on my Breitling - http://www.authenticwatches.com/breitling-24-20-brown-crocodile-deployment-straps.html#.VP30e0I6vTw
The steel bracelet on my Omega - http://www.authenticwatches.com/omega-seamaster-bracelet-1502-824.html#.VP30tEI6vTw
The strap on my Baume & Mercier - http://www.authenticwatches.com/baume-et-mercier-strap-mx0037gt.html#.VP30-0I6vTw
Nice things cost money. Lots of pricing structures price people out of buying one. Ferrari's pricing structure prices me out of buying one.
But they are separate. You mentioned the bands price page yourself.
You have to have A band for a watch, and they coupled the cheapest one in the price. I doubt that you couldn't walk into the store and purchase a watch with only the Milanese loop for $500 + $149.
Edit: It is still more than I wanted to pay, so I'll have to wait to see what I want to do.
Blows my mind. People sure have a lot of money to spend
(Good for you! I'm only marginally jealous...)